What to Expect

First Time Visitor

You will be asked to show your University of Pittsburgh ID. Once this is shown, you will complete a TEFAP Income Eligibility form. Our volunteers will assist you with any questions in filling out the form.
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Once completed, you will fill out a paper and an electric sign in sheet. A pantry guide volunteer will then lead you around the pantry identifying items that can be taken via our shopping list.
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To check out, you will give your bags to a volunteer to have them weighed.


Returning Shopper

You may shop at the pantry twice a month. When you revisit the pantry, check in with a volunteer. You will be asked to sign in and show your Pitt ID.
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A pantry guide will lead you around the pantry.
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To check out, you will give your bags to a volunteer to have them weighed.


Pantry Items

Food Category Non-Vegetarian Vegetarian
Peanut Butter and Jelly 1 Item 1 Item
Breakfast Items 1 Large or 4 Small 1 Large or 4 Small
Drinks 1 Item 1 Item
Snacks 1 Large, 2 Medium, or 3 Small 1 Large, 2 Medium, or 3 Small
Rice and Potato 1 Item  1 Item
Condiments 1 Item 1 Item
Soups 2 Items 2 Items
Canned Protein 1 Item 0 Items
Pasta Sauce 1 Item 1 Item
Pasta 1 Item 1 Item
Miscellaneous 1 Item 1 Item
Prepared Pasta 1 Item or 3 Cup Noodles 1 Item or 3 Cup Noodles
Fruit 1 Item 1 Item
Vegetable 2 Items 2 Items
Beans 2 Items 3 Items
Expired Items Unlimited Unlimited
School Supplies 1 Large, 2 Medium, or 3 Small 1 Large, 2 Medium, or 3 Small
Personal Care Items Equivalent of 2 Items Equivalent of 2 Items
Gluten Free* 1 Item 1 Item
Infant Items* 1 Item 1 Item

 
*Available upon request