Get Help Guide

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The Food Bank is committed to making sure all of our neighbors have access to enough food. There are many ways to get help with food. Below are some options.

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1. Sign up for SNAP (food stamps). SNAP was designed to help individuals and families make ends meet by providing money to purchase groceries. We’re here to help you through the application process. Income guidelines for this program are located below. Fill out the SNAP Referral Form on our website, give us a call at 1-833-822-SNAP (7627) or text SNAP to 412-435-4446.

2. Find a pantry in -your neighborhood. If you earn an income that is 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or are experiencing an emergency such as a fire or job loss, we can help. Using just your zip code, our digital locator tool helps you find a pantry near you. A chart of income guidelines for using our pantry network is located below.

3. Children can get free meals from schools and other community programs. Many schools are giving grab and go meals to children who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals.

4. Attend a Drive-Up Food Distribution. In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the Food Bank is operating drive-up food distributions. Boxes of food are loaded into vehicles through a low-touch process. Visit pittsburghfoodbank.org/drive-up for a list of upcoming events and make a reservation here.

5. Learn about our grocery delivery program. Doorstep Delivery is available to individuals who are age 60 or older and live in Allegheny, Beaver or Butler County. Call the Food Bank or visit this page to find out if you qualify.

6. In an emergency situation or have questions? Call us at 412-460-3663 ext. 655 to figure out the best way we can support you.

Our Produce to People and FoodShare programs cannot operate in accordance with our new drive-up distribution model and have been cancelled. Details on new events will be publicized as soon as they become available.


Please note: Due to logistics and observation of Federal, State and Local COVID-19 mitigation regulations that limit crowd sizes and recommend social distancing, all Food Bank managed direct distribution program will now operate as drive-up events with people staying in their cars to limit person-to-person contact.

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SNAP is a federally-funded program that provides money to purchase food at the grocery store. Below are the income qualifications for this program. If you recently lost your job, your income is $0 and you qualify for this program.

Our pantry network is here to help.

Food pantries provide groceries for individuals and families to take home with them. If you earn an income that is 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or are experiencing an emergency such as a fire or job loss, we can help. A chart of income guidelines for using our pantry network is located below. If you recently lost your job, your income is $0 and you qualify for this program.

Your Gift of $115 can provide 60 meals

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