The Pitt Pantry

Pitt Pantry




Pitt Pantry Summer Hours and Operations:


The Pitt Pantry will be open for no-contact pick-up as well as shopping-through by appointment during the following times:

  • Tuesdays from 3:00-6:00 PM
  • Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

To request a box for pick-up or a time to shop-through, please submit this online request form at least 24 hours before your desired appointment time. 


During the pick-up window you select, your box will be available on the Thackeray Avenue side porch of the Bellefield Presbyterian Church. Upon arrival, look for the last four digits of your 2P number written on your box. Boxes may be heavy, and we suggest bringing a suitcase, backpack, or bags to make the items easier to transport. If you are driving, you can park in the visitor parking spot to the right of the porch. If you do not want all of your food, please place the unwanted items in the box labeled “donations” on the porch. 


Produce distributions will now be held on Tuesdays from 3-6 PM in the Bellefield Presbyterian Church back parking area. You do not need to make an appointment or fill out any forms to come pick-up produce. Please bring your own bag for produce. In the case of inclement weather, produce will be available on the back porch of the church, which faces the parking lot and Nordenberg Hall. 




The health and safety of our shoppers and staff is our top priority, and operations are subject to change based on changes in the University’s operating posture. Please check back often for updates and email if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience as we continue navigating this uncertain time!

Related Resources


Check out this online Resource Guide compiled by the University Library System with food, housing, health, employment, health, and other resources!

Pantry Usage Requirements


All members of the Pitt community are welcome to visit the Pantry. Shoppers may take food for themselves and any family members (children, spouses, or partners with whom they share food) but unfortunately, not roommates. If your roommate is also in need of services, encourage them to fill out the form above or contact

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Your donations truly make an impact. Hear what our shoppers have to say about the Pitt Pantry:


“The pantry has helped me save so much time and money while working as a grad student on a small stipend.”


“Worrying about food was really starting to affect my schoolwork. The pantry had better items than I could have hoped for, and the volunteers made the experience great.”


“I thought it was so amazing that Pitt had a pantry when I first moved here. My last university didn’t have anything like this so when I moved here I felt like Pitt really cared about me and my experience.”


“I spent down all my money because of health issues this month, and could not afford groceries this week so I was very grateful to get a large bag of food!”


“It’s really comforting to know that I can come to the Pitt Pantry and not worry so much about eating.”

In the News


The Pitt News, September 2021: Combatting Food Insecurity at Pitt

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, College Pantry Series

90.5 WESA, 13 November 2017:

The Pitt News, 24 March 2016: Pitt Pantry Simulates Hunger
The Pitt News, October 2015: College Food Insecurity Demands Action

The Pitt News, : Food Pantry for Students to open in Oakland

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