We Share Food Pittsburgh food pantry

Wilkinsburg Community Ministry provides services to approximately 5,000 residents per year, including senior citizens, citizens with disabilities, at-risk youth, and families who are economically challenged, unemployed, under-employed or facing emergency situations. The outcomes of our programs include reducing hunger in Wilkinsburg, ensuring the health and well-being of our senior citizen neighbors, helping economically-challenged families have basic necessities, such as food, diapers, clothing, and heat in their homes, and keeping Wilkinsburg streets safer through partnerships with educational and after-school youth programs.

WCM was originally a collaboration of several area churches, with members of the board representing each of the churches.  In 1968, a number of clergy and lay leaders from ten congregations formed the Board of Directors for the Wilkinsburg Community Ministry. The unity of several congregations made it possible for WCM to meet the extreme needs of poverty and hunger in our community.  Today WCM unites congregations, local business owners, service groups, and individuals to help the folks of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, East Hills, Swissvale, Braddock, Edgewood and east Pittsburgh neighborhoods address food insecurity for all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and creed..

The store front pantry is open 9-1 Monday through Friday.  We serve folks one at a time, so please arrive by 12:30pm to ensure we have enough time to serve you.  If the line is long, you may not be served.  One o’clock is a firm closing.  Need help more quickly?  Click here to find other pantries! (opens in another tab)

 

WCM Mission

Wilkinsburg Community Ministry, a non-profit organization supported by area residents, congregations and community organizations, responds to persistent needs of people of all faiths, addressing the human service crises in our community.

Wilkinsburg Community Ministry Programs include:

  • Food Sharing – helps families in tough situations through our food sharing initiative
  • Mobile Food Pantry – a food truck that goes to different neighborhoods 3 nights a week and Saturday mornings.
  • Operation Backpack – provides backpacks for Wilkinsburg school children
  • Children’s Garden – Where does food come from? An education garden focused at adults and children with demonstrations of composting, pollination, and vertical growing techniques

We welcome you to get involved in the Wilkinsburg community by volunteering and/or making a donation.  You can also read more about our 4-star Charity Navigator reading here 

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

 

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