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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 9 people are interested

Food pantry volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: Northside Food Pantry

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 9 people are interested

In person volunteering at 1601 Brighton Rd, you will be packing orders, loading orders into cars. Come to the side of the building, bright blue door into the basement level. Parking is free on Brighton Rd or behind the building on gravel.

Or help as remote volunteer from home with a computer and phone. This requires some training and we would want volunteers to commit to long term help at least once a week. Please contact us to learn more about this essential service.

1 Shift

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

More opportunities with Northside Food Pantry

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Northside Food Pantry


1601 Brighton Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, US

Mission Statement

The Northside Food Pantry Advisors (FPA) is a group of not only Northside neighbors, but neighbors from all over Allegheny County dedicated to helping the Northside Food Pantry become sustainable. We don’t want any of our neighbors going hungry.


The Northside Food Pantry is a progressive, nonsectarian nonprofit founded in 1982 over a Thanksgiving meal shared by three pastors of local churches. All operating individual food pantries at the time, the pastors realized their efforts would have a greater impact if they worked together, the Rev. Patrick Fenton of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Manchester told the Pittsburgh Press, in a profile of the organization published in 1985.

Its doors opened in 1983 as the Northside Common Ministries, with nine churches joining the initial effort. Eventually it would grow to include the support of about 30 Northside churches and expand to offer other services for those in need, including a 25-bed men’s emergency shelter.

The pantry’s first home was the second floor of Calvary Methodist Church on Allegheny Avenue. Three years later, in 1985, it moved to the basement of Emmanuel Episcopal Church on North Avenue. It moved into its current home, a converted church at 1601 Brighton Road, in 1992.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


1601 Brighton RoadPittsburgh, PA 15212



  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills


  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • We want new volunteers to arrive close to 8am on their first day. We get too busy to train new people during the shift. Once you are familiar with the work, coming later is fine.
  • Dress to move groceries around. Expect to lift and carry food of all kinds. No open toe shoes. Mostly you will be inside, unless you are loading orders into cars.

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