Urban Survival Program

Through the Urban Survival Program, WCM leverages the contributions of several community and local business partners to provide emergency food, bread, soup, clothing, and other basic necessities, such as diapers and hygiene products to people in need.

The Urban Survival Program helps families through the following initiatives:

  • Emergency Food Pantry provides canned foods and such perishables as bread, meatĀ and milk, on an as-needed basis to families in Wilkinsburg and the 15221 zip code. You must bring proof of residency and emergency food is distributed to families every other month.
  • Walk Through Shop distribution. Monday through Friday, 9-1, at 702/704 Wood Street. You can participate in this twice a week. Proof of residency requested.
  • Holiday Food Distribution at Christmas or Thanksgiving, distribution of food and Giant Eagle vouchers to families. This is limited to 200 families, and signup sheets are provided in October.
  • Hygiene and Personal Supplies can be provided for children and adults.
  • Clothing & Household. WCM collaborates with Christian Church of Wilkinsburg’s “New to You” to provide children and needy individuals with warm clothes and home necessities.
  • Coordinate Back-to-School Supplies with Wilkinsburg elementary schools providing school bags and supplies for area youth.

We welcome you to learn more about our programs – Urban Survival and the Youth Meal Partnership – and to getĀ involved in the Wilkinsburg community by volunteering and/or making a donation.

We appreciate your support and interest in making our community a better place to live, work, pray, and play.


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