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Pitt Pantry Spring Semester Hours and Operations:


The Pitt Pantry will be resuming regular spring semester operations beginning this week. These operations are similar to our operations used during the fall term. We will be distributing pre-packaged food and hygiene boxes on by appointment only on Wednesdays from 3-7 PM and Fridays from 1-5 PM. To request a box to pick-up during these times, please fill out this request form. Remember that in order to request a box for either Wednesday or Friday, you must submit the request form by 11:59 PM on Tuesday. 


During the pick-up window you select, your box will be available on the Thackeray Avenue side porch of 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.


Additionally, special produce distributions will be held every Tuesday from 4-6 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 but we do ask that you take all bags that you touch and all produce contained within those bags. 


** Please maintain physical distancing and wear a face covering while you are picking up your boxes and produce! **


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


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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