Drive-Up Food Distributions

Due to logistics and the observation of Federal, State and Local COVID-19 mitigation regulations that limit crowd sizes and recommend social distancing, it is not possible to safely distribute food at our regularly scheduled large-scale Produce to People, FoodShare and Oakland Free Food Spot distribution locations. We have made the difficult decision to cancel all currently scheduled distributions until further notice.

Below are details on a safe and efficient drive-up food distribution model that we are now using.

Those who need food assistance, but do not have access to a vehicle should visit the Food Bank’s website at pittsburghfoodbank.org/gethelp for information on opportunities for help, including a map of food pantries, meals for children and SNAP (food stamps) application assistance.

Please continue to monitor our website daily for more information on upcoming distributions.


WHAT: Drive-Up Food Distribution
WHEN: Tuesday, May 19 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
WHERE: Big Butler Fairgrounds; 1127 New Castle Road, Prospect, PA 16052

In conjunction with Alliance for Nonprofit Resources, Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, the Food Bank will be hosting a Drive-Up Food Distribution on Tuesday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drive-up service will be discontinued at that time. The event is part of the Food Bank’s new drive-up distribution model. Each vehicle will receive one food share (at least 50 pounds of food) per vehicle. Due to the high demand for assistance, to ensure as many people receive food as possible, we must adhere to this policy. The Food Bank will be able to serve up to 1,000 vehicles at this distribution. For additional food, please contact your local food pantry or contact the Food Bank for information about how to find a pantry near you. You can find a pantry by using the “locator” tab on our website.

For the safety of the staff and volunteers working to set-up the event, those attending the event are asked to arrive no earlier than 10 a.m. Those who arrive prior to 10 a.m. may be asked to return at that time. The distribution will end promptly at 1 p.m. Drive-up service will be discontinued at that time.

The Food Bank is asking individuals to follow these guidelines:

  • For everyone’s safety, individuals attending the distribution must stay in their vehicles at all times. This will help us maintain six-foot social distancing guidelines. Leaving cars to socialize is strictly prohibited.
  • After pulling into “distribution row”, please put your vehicle in park and unlock your trunk or backseat for food to be loaded. Volunteers will not load food into vehicles until they are in park. Please stay in your vehicle.
  • Attendees will not be required to fill out a registration form in order to receive food.

WHAT: Drive-Up Food Distribution
WHEN: Wednesday, May 20 (12 p.m. – 2 p.m.)
WHERE: Pittsburgh International Airport; 1000 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15231

In conjunction with Pittsburgh International Airport, the Food Bank will be hosting a Drive-Up Food Distribution on Wednesday, May 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Drive-up service will be discontinued at that time. The event is part of the Food Bank’s new drive-up distribution model. Each vehicle will receive one food share (at least 50 pounds of food) per vehicle. Due to the high demand for assistance, to ensure as many people receive food as possible, we must adhere to this policy. The Food Bank will be able to serve up to 1,000 vehicles at this distribution. For additional food, please contact your local food pantry or contact the Food Bank for information about how to find a pantry near you. You can find a pantry by using the “locator” tab on our website.

For the safety of the staff and volunteers working to set-up the event, those attending the event are asked to arrive no earlier than 10 a.m.. Those who arrive prior to 10 a.m. may be asked to return at that time. The distribution will end promptly at 2 p.m. Drive-up service will be discontinued at that time.

The Food Bank is asking individuals to follow these guidelines:

  • For everyone’s safety, individuals attending the distribution must stay in their vehicles at all times. This will help us maintain six-foot social distancing guidelines. Leaving cars to socialize is strictly prohibited.
  • After pulling into “distribution row”, please put your vehicle in park and unlock your trunk or backseat for food to be loaded. Volunteers will not load food into vehicles until they are in park. Please stay in your vehicle.
  • Attendees will not be required to fill out a registration form in order to receive food.

WHAT: Drive-Up Food Distribution
WHEN: Friday, May 22 (10 a.m. – noon)
WHERE: 1418 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the City of Pittsburgh, the Food Bank will be hosting a Drive-Up Food Distribution on Friday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Drive-up service will be discontinued at that time. The event is part of the Food Bank’s new drive-up distribution model. Each vehicle will receive one food share (at least 50 pounds of food) per vehicle. Due to the high demand for assistance, to ensure as many people receive food as possible, we must adhere to this policy. The Food Bank will be able to serve up to 1,000 vehicles at this distribution. For additional food, please contact your local food pantry or contact the Food Bank for information about how to find a pantry near you. You can find a pantry by using the “locator” tab on our website.

For the safety of the staff and volunteers working to set-up the event, those attending the event are asked to arrive no earlier than 9 a.m. Those who arrive prior to 9 a.m. may be asked to return at that time. The distribution will end promptly at noon. Drive-up service will be discontinued at that time.

The Food Bank is asking individuals to follow these guidelines:

  • For everyone’s safety, individuals attending the distribution must stay in their vehicles at all times. This will help us maintain six-foot social distancing guidelines. Leaving cars to socialize is strictly prohibited.
  • After pulling into “distribution row”, please put your vehicle in park and unlock your trunk or backseat for food to be loaded. Volunteers will not load food into vehicles until they are in park. Please stay in your vehicle.
  • Attendees will not be required to fill out a registration form in order to receive food
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