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
Sherri Von Stein, Secretary
Pastor Chris Dericks
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.
Pickup Bi Weekly (updated hours)
Volunteers & Donations
522 Carnot Road, Moon Township, PA 15108
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Annual Coat Drive
During this unprecedented and difficult time the West Hills Food Pantry is incredibly grateful for the support we have received from our community. Businesses, groups, and individuals alike have very generously blessed the pantry with both monetary and material donations in order to help others in their community. With those donations the pantry has been able to provide food to the increased number of clientele since March and purchase PPE and other safety equipment to keep distributions as safe as possible. The WHFP has also been able to provide an increase in necessities such as toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, wipes, and the like to those in need. We have been able to purchase a new freezer to store increased quantities of perishables and a pallet jack to aid volunteers in transporting the large quantities of food outside the building to better serve a modified outdoor distribution. The WHFP has also handed out gift cards to our clientele to further supplement the food and necessities provided by the pantry. Furthermore the funds we have received are being put to use in the building and stocking of a blessing box to be placed outside the pantry to provide additional assistance at times when the pantry is closed. The WHFP is truly thankful for the support of the community rallying to the aid of those in need during this challenging time.
!! Update to Distribution Plan !!
Beginning July 6th, the West Hills Food Pantry will return to indoor food distribution. We will maintain the bi-weekly schedule as listed on the website. The time will remain the same as well: 10 am - 1 pm. At this time we are asking all clients to continue to wear masks inside the building regardless of vaccination status. If you are unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons we ask that you send a family member or proxy inside the building to pick up your groceries for you.
Upon arrival you will be given a menu in your car to choose which items you would like. You will then be asked to wait inside your car until a volunteer signals you inside the building. We will allow 5 clients inside the building at a time with social distancing measures in place. After your order is filled you will be asked to exit the building and volunteers will be available to take your groceries to your car. We look forward to continuing to serve you in this altered capacity.
The above is subject to change in accordance with guidance from the CDC and PA Department of Health as well as the discretion of the food pantry board and volunteers. Please visit the website westhillsfoodpantry.org or call 412-262-4930 for any changes that may occur.
These are the upcoming dates that the food pantry is open:
October 12, 2021
October 26, 2021