February 21, 2023

2023 Food Resources

Organizations throughout Allegheny County will provide meal distributions and resources to serve those needing food assistance through March 2023.

(This article was updated on February 16, 2023 to reflect the latest distribution events and schedules).

UPDATE: SNAP Emergency Allotment Ending After February 2023

Food Distribution Events

Free Store & Food Distribution – Propel Northside Community Wellness Center

Propel Northside Community Wellness Center, 1805 Buena Vista, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 | Saturday, 02/25 | 10 a.m.

Food distribution runs until supplies are gone.

View the event flyer for more details.

Pittsburgh Military Share Food Distribution

2934 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 | Monday, 03/13 | 12 p.m.

Fresh produce, meat, milk, and shelf-stable goods will be handed out at noon.

For more information, visit the event page.

Braddock, East Pittsburgh, and North Braddock Community Dinner – Grounded Strategies

Braddock’s Battlefield History Center, 609 6th Street, Braddock, PA 15104 | Wednesday, 03/22 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Take part in a catered feedback session on how to turn vacant land into a creative placemaking opportunity in the B.E.N. region.

For more information, visit the event page.

Fresh Fridays on the Hilltop Food 2023 Distribution Schedule

St. John Vianney Parking Lot (Corner of Climax and Allen Street) | Second Friday of each month from April through November 2023 | 3 p.m. – while supplies last.

View the schedule flyer for more information and contact.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Distribution Schedules

Allegheny County Drive-Up Distribution Schedule

Allegheny Valley
JC Penney at the Galleria, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd., Tarentum, PA 15084

  • Tuesday, 03/14 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Founders Hall Middle School, 1960 Eden Park Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132

  • Saturday, 03/18 | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

West End
Ascension Church, 114 Berry St., Pittsburgh, PA 15205

  • Tuesday, 02/21 | 4 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 02/21 | 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Wilkinsburg (This distribution will have pre-packed boxes)
225 Penn Ave. (Intersection of Penn Ave. and N. Trenton), Pittsburgh, PA 15221

  • Saturday, 02/25 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, 03/25 | 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Allegheny County Walk-In Distribution Schedule

Faison K-5, 7430 Tioga St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208

  • Saturday, 03/11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Pittsburgh King PreK – 8, 50 Montgomery Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

  • Saturday, 03/11 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

South Side (This distribution will have pre-packed boxes)
Southside Market House, 12th and Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

  • Wednesday, 02/22 | 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Find food resources based on zip code or region by visiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Find Food online tool.

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Market is an onsite pantry where eligible neighbors can shop for grocery items at no cost.

Hours: Monday through Friday

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to closing.

Find more information and the 2023 distribution calendar, visit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank website.


February 8, 2022

Pittsburgh Mayor Schedules Community Forums

City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s transition organization announced a series of community meetings, an online engagement portal, and a resident input message center that will allow residents to provide input to help guide the work and policy recommendations of the transition committees. One meeting will focus on education and workforce development.


According to a news release, the meetings, online portal, and message center aim to provide an opportunity to capture and empower the diverse voices of communities across the city.

Residents will be able to weigh in on some of the city’s most pressing issues including equitable development, education and workforce development, infrastructure and environment, and community health and safety.

Meetings Schedule

The schedule of community meetings is as follows:

  • Equitable Development – Monday, February 21, 2022 at 6 p.m.
  • Education and Workforce Development – Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6 p.m.
  • Community Health and Safety – Monday, February 28, 2022 at 6 p.m.
  • Infrastructure and Environment – Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 6 p.m.

All of the community forums will take place virtually. All citizens interested in participating are asked to register through the online portal designed to accommodate multi-lingual residents.

Residents who may not have access to technology to participate in online events are invited to call 412.267.7592 and leave a voice message in their primary language to share their ideas. Messages will be transcribed and shared with the transition committees. All community organizations and community advocacy groups are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas on these platforms and via community meetings.

The portal also includes a survey that will be updated every two weeks, and an “idea wall” where residents will have the ability to submit ideas through March 15, 2022.

More Information

For more information, view the full news release or visit Mayor Gainey’s transition website.


June 10, 2020

Citiparks Offers Take-Home Literacy and Math Camp Program

From June 15 to July 24, Citiparks will be offering CitiCamp@Home, a six-week program for families that offers weekly take-home STEM/STEAM projects, games, giveaways, and chances to win prizes.


Families are invited to join Citiparks lead explorer Caterina as she guides explorers through summertime urban adventures! Through conveniently packaged To-Go Kits, families will gain access to everything they need to create great projects that include built-in literacy and math components.

Additional resources will be provided by WQED, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Carlow University Education Department, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and UPMC Children’s Hospital.

Pick Up Locations

Kits will be available at the Citiparks Summer Grab & Go locations listed below starting Monday, June 15 on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are not able to participate in the Summer Food program but would like to play along, printable materials will also be available on the Citiparks website.

More Information

For more information, read the full press release or call 412.665.3665.

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