The Northside Community Food Pantry provides a week’s worth of food for over 950 food insecure Northside individuals and families each month.  Among local food pantries, it is the largest single client of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  The Pantry has only one paid staff person, but dozens of volunteers work to solicit food contributions and assist clients in obtaining other necessary services.
The Northside Community Food Pantry is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  Emergency assistance is available by appointment and special dietary needs are accommodated when possible.
To learn more, visit the Northside Community Food Pantry website.


Personal Stories

“I feel like what I do here at the Food Pantry is making a difference. I am proud to be a small part of this process. I meet people from all walks of life and am thankful for the friends I have made here. Everybody works together as a team for one common purpose, and serving others is always rewarding.”
~ Malta Langston, Food Pantry Volunteer
“I will never forget my first morning at the Food Pantry back in 2000. A man, probably in his upper 80s, asked all of us to hold hands while he led us in prayer. I knew then that I was in the right place. The reason I keep coming back is that at the end of the day, I know I helped fill a need that continues to grow in our community. I look forward to coming back each week.”
~ Bill English, Northmont United Presbyterian Church, Food Pantry Volunteer


2013 Pantry Survey

Check out the results of a recent survey done to help determine the needs within our service community. The customers in our pantry and our Pantry Coordinator worked together to identify additional barriers that our customers face in their efforts to become independent from systems like food pantries. It’s not just a lack of food that keeps people coming back to our food pantry. See the details at


How You Can Help Northside Community Food Pantry

Consider organizing a food drive at your local church, school, community group or place of employment.  It’s a great way to bring folks together to work towards a common goal.  We are always in need of peanut butter, pasta sauce, soup, laundry detergent, paper towels and bathroom tissue.  All canned, and boxed non perishable items are in demand.
You can also purchase items on Amazon, and have them sent directly to the pantry!
To organize a food drive contact Jana Thompson, Northside Community Food Pantry Manager, at 412-323-1170 or