More than 74 percent of the people served at the Food Bank purchase inexpensive, unhealthy foods because they cannot afford healthier options, such as produce. To meet this need, the Food Bank holds Produce to People (P2P) distributions. Each month, approximately 7,500 households receive 35-50 pounds of produce at 18 distributions throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
At Produce to People, we distribute 9-11 items at each event, most of which includes fresh produce like potatoes, onions, cabbage, plums and apples. These large-scale distributions increase fresh food access for our neighbors and shortens the time produce remains in our warehouse.
We operate Produce to People distributions in 8 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Please see the list of distribution sites below.
You may register at any distribution you choose. Upon arrival, we will require you to answer and sign a quick questionnaire. Then you will receive a ticket, which you will exchange for food. You do not need to bring additional paperwork—the questionnaire is a legal document. Signing it certifies that you qualify for the food. The only things we ask you to bring are boxes, bags or buggies to carry your items.
Produce to People distributions are held rain or shine. The health and safety of our guests and volunteers are taken into consideration when severe weather is expected or in the area. Cancellations due to severe weather including snow, ice and lightning are determined on a case-by-case basis. If a cancellation occurs, that information will be posted and shared on this page, the Produce to People hotline at (412) 460-3663 x 727, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s social media and/or through local television stations. Signs will also be posted at the corresponding site to inform attendees of the cancellation.
For a full schedule of calendar dates, visit our Produce to People Google Calendar.
For current printable Produce to People calendars, click here.
Sheraden: Pittsburgh Langley K-8 Cafeteria, 2940 Sheraden Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15204
Braddock: Braddock VFD Social Hall #2, 845 Talbot Ave, Braddock, PA 15104
Homewood: Helen S. Faison Arts Academy, 7430 Tioga St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (parking in lot at the corner of Finance & North Richland)
Allegheny Valley: MAY-NOV: Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 1526 Union Ave., Natrona Heights, PA 15065 DEC-APR: TBD. The Allegheny Valley P2P will take place at Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday, November 12th.
Duquesne: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 North Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110
McKeesport: Founders’ Hall Middle School-Cafeteria, 1960 Eden Park Blvd, McKeesport, PA 15132
Northside: Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 50 Montgomery Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Southside: Southside Market House, Bedford Sq., 12th and Bingham St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (Oct-Mar). April-September Location: TBD
Cambria-Johnstown: Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904
Cambria-Hastings: *NEW SITE* Saint Bernard Food Pantry, 139 Huber St., Hastings, PA 16646
Washington: Washington County Fairgrounds, 2151 N Main St., Washington, PA 15301
Aliquippa: Church in the Round, 744 Griffith St., Aliquippa, PA 15001
Beaver Falls: Beaver Falls Middle School, 1601 8th Ave., Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Butler: Butler County Farmers’ Market; 205 S. Chestnut St., Butler, PA 16001
Greene: Greene County Fairgrounds, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370
New Castle: St. Vitus School, 915 South Jefferson St., New Castle, PA 16101
Fayette: Fayette County Fairgrounds, 132 Pechin Road, Dunbar PA 15431
West Greene: Jackson Township Municipal Building, 104 Tunnel Road, Holbrook, PA 15341