We currently are serving 191 families who make over 400 visits to our pantry (= serving 1130+ people a month). We are open every Wednesday and Saturday morning.
Three years ago, when we began increasing our fresh produce options, there were guests in tears because they had not been able to afford to purchase much produce. Some varieties were new to many guests, such as eggplant and chard. Our volunteers educated guests on the health benefits of some items and we shared recipes. Now, guests look forward to eggplant and squash! (Japanese Eggplant was a hit last season)
This listing was last updated Jul 15, 2022
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Best to call 412-343-1915 to let us know you are coming. We will gratefully accept any whole produce item.
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