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JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry

Food insecurity is an issue we don’t often associate with older adults and yet they are the largest population using food pantries today. Established in 1998, the mission of the Pantry is to provide food, nutrition education and social services to those in need within the Jewish, gluten-free, and greater Pittsburgh communities. The Pantry’s “client-choice” model provides a grocery store-like shopping experience where clients are able to choose the products that are right for their families. The Pantry provides non-perishable items, fresh produce, frozen meat, paper products, and personal hygiene items. Clients must be at or below 150% of the poverty level to qualify for the free services the Pantry provides.

If you would like to volunteer for the Pantry, we would love to have you! There are individual volunteer opportunities, such as shopping with clients or sorting donations, and group opportunities like packing produce, unloading pallets, and stocking shelves. If you’d like to donate food or run a food drive, we would be thrilled with your assistance as well. Most of our funding comes from private donors like you. For more information on both receiving services or volunteering, contact Stacie Dow at 412-421-2708 or [email protected]