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Don’t Miss a Nutritious Meal in Southwestern PA

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It’s no secret that more and more individuals and families are worrying about covering the high costs of groceries. For those in the Pittsburgh region, rest assured your community is ready to help with food distribution sites, free meals, and more. Here are some food resources available to help families facing uncertainties stay fueled and healthy. 

Map Out Your Community Food Bank 

Take a look at Allegheny County free food distribution sites or Greater Pittsburgh Community Foodbank’s Find Food Resources map.

Apply for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Get answers and help applying through Just Harvest’s How to Apply for Food Stamps

Enroll in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 

Find out about eligibility and how to apply at PA Department of Health. 

Sign Up for Meals on Wheels

Home meal delivery is available from Meals on Wheels for people aged 60+ or those of any age who are younger if recovering from injury, illness, or surgery. Find your community’s program here. 

Find Kosher offerings

Check out AgeWell Pittsburgh Mollie’s Meals program or the JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.

Know Your School’s Offering

Many schools, including those in Woodland Hills School District, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Carlynton School District now provide free breakfast and lunch to all students regardless of participation in the Free and Reduced Lunch program. 


About JFCS Pittsburgh Squirrel Hill Food Pantry

The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry has been a cornerstone of Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) Pittsburgh since 1999. It offers nutritious, fresh food for neighbors meeting income eligibility requirements in the 15217 zip code as well as kosher food for families who live in the Southwest PA region. For more information, visit www.jfcspgh.org/squirrel-hill-food-pantry or call (412) 421-2708.