Spring 2018 Hours
Wednesdays 1-4 pm
Thursdays 5-8 pm
Fridays 2-5 pm (recovered food)
*Shoppers, please bring a bag with you if possible.
*Email email@example.com to set up an appointment
Location: Bellefield Presbyterian Church, 4001 Fifth Avenue
About the Pantry
PittServes is committed to ensuring that all students have regular access to healthy food options. In partnership with the Bellefield Presbyterian Church (4001 Fifth Ave), members of the Pitt community can visit the Pitt Pantry to select items of need. The Pitt Pantry was created in spring 2015 with the generous support of University of Pittsburgh Housing, Sodexo, and donations from the university staff and greater Pittsburgh community.
The Pitt Pantry is dedicated to ensuring that all students have regular access to a balanced and nutritious diet by hosting regular shopping hours to obtain food and services. It is completely volunteer-run and operates on charitable donations received from individuals and organizations within the community.
Please use our resource guide for help finding housing, supplemental food, low-cost mental health services, employment, and learning money management skills.
Pantry Usage Requirements
All members of the Pitt community are welcome to visit the pantry. Through a self-certification form, shoppers are eligible to use the pantry if they earn less than 150% of the Federal Poverty line, a state regulation, which equals $18,090 for a household of one and $24,360 dollars for a household of two. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shoppers may shop 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, please bring them with you or contact us for a referral.
The Pitt Pantry operates with 100% volunteer support.
Students currently serve as:
-Food Recovery Specialists
-Student Executive Board
-Executive Committee Members
Donations can be dropped off at the Pantry during regular shopping hours or at the Office of
PittServes on the 9th floor of the William Pitt Union weekdays between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm
(excluding holidays when the University is closed).
Monetary donations can be made through Give to Pitt, attention: The Pitt Pantry. Your financial contribution allows us to purchase the items that we are most in need of exactly when we need them without using much of our limited space for back stock.
If you prefer to provide in-kind donations, our most needed items right now are:
-Condiments and Cooking Oil
-Snacks (i.e. pretzels, crackers, granola bars)
-Menstrual Hygiene Products
All financial and in-kind donations are tax deductible. If you would like a receipt, please email email@example.com.
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, : Food Pantry for Students to open in Oakland