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Allegheny County and District 13


Did you know that there are many no-barrier, free resources throughout District 13 and Allegheny County? See where you can access free groceries, hot meals, feminine care products and more.



You can access free groceries from these organizations across Pittsburgh:

Food Not Bombs - In front of The Big Idea Bookstore, every other Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm

CHS - 370 Lawn Street, 15213, every Wednesday & Thursday, 3 – 6 pm


North Side food pantry - 1601 Brighton Rd, 15212, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:30 – noon


North Hills Community Outreach - Upcoming dates in the North Hills, Millvale, and Allison Park

Pittsburgh Food Bank has a schedule of upcoming grocery distributions here.

Light of Life emergency food pantry - 2601 Norwood Ave 15214, Mon, Tues, Thus, & Fri, 10 am – 12 pm

Hot Meals

You can access free prepared meals from these organizations across Pittsburgh:

Food Not Bombs - In the House of Manna parking lot (Homewood)  Saturdays from 12 pm – 2 pm, Wednesdays from 1 pm – 3 pm at Prevention Point (Hill District), and Sundays from 2 pm – 4pm downtown.

RICE - Allegheny Commons, one Saturday per month, 1 pm – 3 pm

Light of Life Rescue Mission - 234 Voeghtly St., Breakfast daily, 8 am – 9 am; Dinner, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Jubilee Kitchen is open every day at 2005 Wyandotte St, for hot breakfast, lunch, and takeout meals, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
(hours are extended during extreme cold)


Free Period Products

You can access free feminine hygiene items at the following locations:

Food not Bombs - every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (full schedule here)

The Big Idea - 4812 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield stocks their restrooms with free period products

during business hours

SisTers PGH 2014 Monogahela Ave. Swissvale, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday

Neighborhood Resilience Project - 2038 Bedford Ave (Hill District) M-F, 9 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Planned Parenthood Community Pantry - 933 Liberty Ave (Downtown)

Jubilee Kitchen - showers and other hygiene items every day, 8:00 am – 11:00 am

The Free Store - 420 Braddock Ave, Tues & Thurs, 11 am – 1 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 12 pm

Free Medical and Harm Reduction/Safe Use Care

You can access various free health programs and find clean needle exchanges from these organizations across Pittsburgh:

Metro Community Health Center offers free or low-cost healthcare based on need, including same-day appointments at 1789 South Braddock Avenue, Suite 410, Pittsburgh


Prevention Point offers free needle exchange, safe use supplies, and additional resources across various locations


Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh offers several free healthcare services for those making less than 250% of the poverty threshold 

Northside Christian Health Center offers free or low-cost services on a sliding scale, with good-faith estimates for those that schedule 3 days in advance. 816 Middle St. and 525 Mt Pleasant Rd. 


Who did we miss?

There are so many active community groups and organizers doing the work to meet the needs of our most vulnerable, many of which are not funded by local or national government.

Our hope is to create a collaborative community space with this page, within which people can contribute and connect others with much-needed resources. Submit your suggestions to be added to the list!

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