About the Pantry
PittServes is committed to ensuring that all students have regular access to healthy food options. 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.
Our current location is in the kitchen of the O’Hara Student Center! O’Hara Student Center, O’Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Meet the 2022-2023 Executive Board 🙂
Vice President of Marketing, Outreach, & Events- Airi Tilley
Welcome to the Pitt Pantry! My name is Airi (“I-dee”) Tilley. I am currently a senior completing my degree in Corporate & Community relations with a GSWS minor. Many first generation college students like myself come from a lower income background where resources like the “Pitt Pantry” are essential to our academic careers. I have made it my mission to destigmatize topics surrounding food insecurity and poverty amongst college students. I currently run our social media pages and lead event tabling for the pantry. My hope is to combat the unhealthy behavior that is normalized with students revolving around hunger and promote healthier/safer alternatives.
Vice President of Data Analysis- Yunge Xiao
Hi friends! My name is Yunge Xiao. I’m currently a junior at Pitt studying statistics and sociology. I have the privilege and joy of working with shoppers and pantry data to help fight food insecurity on campus.
Vice President of Volunteer Management- Noel Do
Hi! My name is Noel Do. I’m a pre-dental GAP student majoring in Natural Sciences and minoring in Vietnamese. I am a human rights and environmental advocate inside and out of the Pitt community.
Vice President of Food Procurement- Rani Patel
Hey! My name is Rani Patel. I am a sophomore at Pitt majoring in Natural Science. I am passionate about helping people and love spending time in the pantry where I can help combat food insecurity.
President- Michael Manko
Hello! My name is Michael Manko and I’m currently the president of the Pitt Pantry. I’m a sophomore Mechanical Engineering student who grew up and was raised in Pittsburgh. Some of my hobbies include reading, fishing, and spending time with my friends and family. I love meeting new people, so if you see me in the Pantry feel free to say hello!