• Christmas Toys: annually, we collect new toys, Christmas decorations, wrapping paper and adult gifts and present a "Christmas Store" to our clients. Each client is able to "shop" free of charge for gifts for their children and family members. The Toy Store has been a great hit over past years. In addition we have been able to provide each of our clients with gift cards for Christmas shopping each year through the generosity of our community.
  • Special Food Items: food items that don't fit into our standard food categories, but are welcome donations, are accumulated over several weeks. They are then placed in a "mini store" where our clients can select items that are not normally available. This is always a week that people look forward to. In addition, we receive "little or not so little" surprises from Greater Pittsburgh Community Foodbank on occasion. For example; last summer we received hundreds of unannounced watermelons that we were able to provide to our clients. We never quite know what may come in the door; but we appreciate it all and so do our clients.
  • Animal Food: we have teamed with Animal Friends to provide food for local cats and dogs in need through their Chow Wagon program. So far we have provided several thousand pounds of dog and cat food (and an occasional toy) to our clients' furry friends so that they can remain at home rather than in a shelter. The program has been a great success.
  • Additional Resources: many of our volunteers have resources within the community that they call upon regularly to assist our clients with unique problems they may be facing.
  • Backpacks for Kids: the goal of the program is to allow every child to walk into our schools with his/her head held high, ready for the first day of school. Backpacks and supplies (K-12) have been donated over the past 13 years through many community facets. Supplies are collected year round. Backpacks are "stuffed" in the summer by area high school and college students for each registered student at the food pantry. In recent years, we have been distributing 200+ backpacks! Donations are accepted year round and can be dropped off at the pantry during open hours or by contacting the pantry. Any groups (such as scouts, youth groups, businesses, churches, etc.) needing more information, please contact the food pantry.
  • Senior Gift Bags: students from Moon Middle School obtain holiday gifts for all of our senior clients and place them in hand decorated bags. Each of our senior citizens receives a special gift bag for Christmas.
  • Easter Treat Bags: each Easter, children receive treat bags and each family receives a gift card when available for their extra Easter shopping.
  • Thanksgiving: dinner bags and baskets are assembled and donated by the Coraopolis United Methodist Church and the Clearview Credit Union. Each contains the items required for a complete Thanksgiving meal. In addition, many families receive a $15.00 Gift Card sponsored by the annual KDKA turkey drive.
  • Christmas Dinner Bags: dinner bags are assembled at the food pantry. Each contains the items required for a Christmas dinner. Many families also receive a gift card to help with extra holiday shopping.
  • Annual Coat Drive: Gently used coats are donated by the community and cleaned by Diane Cleaners. Each and every person who is a client of the food pantry comes and picks out a coat that will meet their needs. This has been a very successful program for our pantry. Coats can be dropped off at Diane Cleaners through the year. In 2013 more than 700 coats of all sizes were donated, cleaned and distributed.
 

Not Only Food

The West Hills Food Pantry is funded entirely by the generosity of local businesses, individuals, corporations, organizations, schools, foundations and churches. We are able to purchase food at a reduced rate from the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank but require funding to do so. We rely on the donations of community members. We accept cash donations, donations of food in the form of can goods and dry goods (with good expiration dates) and frozen foods.

Businesses can donate food that is not sold on a daily basis. For example; Panera Bread each evening donates what is left in their store to a local food pantry. We are the recipients of the Robinson store on Monday and Tuesday morning. If you are a local area business and have product to donate, please contact us for pick up arrangements. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

Cash donations are utilized 100% for the purchase of food and supplies for our clients. Our organization is non profit and donations are tax deductible.

More About Us

We are a non-profit charitable organization that was organized in November of 1983 to help our friends and neighbors who were in need. We provide supplemental groceries on a weekly basis to individuals and families. We are a member agency of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne, PA. The West Hills Food Pantry is under the umbrella of the West Hills Ministerial Association and is governed by a Board of Directors made up of members of our community.

We serve the communities of Coraopolis, Moon Township, Neville Township, Groveton and Crescent Township.

We are located in the same parking lot as the Sharon Community Presbyterian Church.

West Hills Food Pantry is located just off University Blvd across from the intersection for Moon Clinton Road. If you are travelling from Coraopolis up University Blvd, proceed through the Carnot Intersection at Beaver Grade Road (the intersection with Walgreens and BP on your Right and K-Mart and Garzony's on your left). Just prior to the next light (approximately 2/8 mile) turn left into the parking lot of the Sharon Presbyterian Church. Drive behind the church and down the hill. The Food Pantry is located in the small white building next to the cemetery. The entrance is at the bottom of the asphalt driveway.

Board of Directors
Sandy Hershberger, Director
Gary Springer, Treasurer
Sherri Von Stein, Secretary
Todd Carter
Peggy Grace
Sue Karaffa
JoEllen Moyer
Bob McNees
Karen McNees
What Do I Need to Receive Food?

In order to qualify for supplemental food on a regular basis, you must meet income guidelines set forth by the government. You also must verify that you live within the service area of the West Hills Food Pantry. Our service area covers Coraopolis, Moon Township, Crescent Township, Groveton and Neville Township.

If you have them available, please bring proof of income, such as a pay stub or your checking account statement showing your social security or other direct deposit. If your income statement also shows your address that is all you need. Otherwise, please bring something that shows that you reside within our area. That can be a lease or a utility bill.

 
What Will Happen When I Get There?

First and foremost, YOU WILL BE TREATED WITH THE UTMOST respect. You will enter the pantry and will receive a grocery list which has a number in the top corner. You will be asked to wait in an area which has some refreshments (typically coffee and cookies) until your number is called. The wait depends on the time of the day. Typically the wait is a bit longer first thing in the morning. When your number is called you will get in line to be "signed in." Please inform someone that this is your first visit so we can make the process as easy as possible for you. You will sign a sheet that asks your name and the number of people in your household. Someone at that table will highlight that number on your grocery list. They will then escort you to a table where you can meet privately with one of our volunteers who will take your information and complete the necessary paperwork. This typically only takes a few minutes. You will then select the grocery items you want to receive by circling them on the menu. Place your grocery list in the black file box on the desk in the waiting room. A volunteer will take the order, it will be filled and your number will be announced. When your number is announced go to the door where your groceries will be packed in a cart. Volunteers are available to help those who are in need of assistance to their vehicles with their groceries. We ask that carts be returned to the pantry immediately after placing your groceries in your car so that they may be used for other orders.

You will only have to go through the paperwork process once a year. Each additional week, you will simply sign in, complete your grocery list and receive your groceries.

 

Coronavirus Update

Pickup Bi Weekly (updated hours)

You are welcome to show up anytime between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m

Volunteers & Donations

Contact Us

Find Us

522 Carnot Road, Moon Township, PA 15108

Tel: 412-262-4930

Hours

Tuesday: 10:00AM - 1:00PM

 

Eligibility requirements are being waived until further notice.
 
In order to ensure the safety of our volunteers and everyone involved we are operating on  a modified schedule.  We will reevaluate future weeks as we monitor the coronavirus situation and the advice from health agencies.
 
Please make note of the new hours.  We will open at 9 am.
 
May 5 - Closed.
May 12 - Open.  Operating under a modified, drive through distribution.
May 19 - Closed
May 26 - Open.  Operating under a modified, drive through distribution.

West Hills Food Pantry

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