Support Us

Donating

Small (20 items or less) food and household donations can be dropped off during our distribution times, which are currently Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4-7 PM. Donations can be left on the Thackeray Avenue side porch of Bellefield Presbyterian Church (4001 Fifth Avenue) during these times, in the plastic bin labeled “Donations for Pitt Pantry.” Please do not leave donations outside of these times as we may not receive the food immediately and the food may perish. To arrange a larger donation drop-off, please email pantry@pitt.edu. Please check the expiration dates as we cannot distribute food that is expired or missing an expiration date!

Some of our most needed items right now include:

  • Peanut Butter (high priority)
  • Snacks (lots!)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial Tissue
  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Hand Soap
  • Ramen/Cup noodles
  • Canned protein (chicken, tuna)
  • Juice (larger size)
  • Vegan meat options/Vegan alternatives
  • Menstrual products
  • Gluten-free food items
  • Nuts

In addition to in-kind donations, we also welcome financial support through the Office of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement. To donate, click this link, then click “Choose areas to support” under the Designations heading and scroll or type in “PittServes– Pitt Pantry”.

Fun fact: A $5.00 donation allows us to buy 100 pounds of fresh produce from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank!


Volunteering

We have finished recruitment for volunteers for this Fall semester! If you are interested in volunteering in the Spring semester, at that time, you can start by watching this brief informational video and then contact pantry@pitt.edu to set up an interview. Our volunteers will assist in making pre-packaged boxes of food and items and/or serve as Pantry Guides and Shift Leaders.

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