Nourishing Body and Spirit
Hundreds of people living in Pittsburgh’s East End communities don’t know where their next meal is coming from. From infants and children to a growing number of seniors, EECM reaches out to all those who are experiencing the pain – and the desperation – of hunger.
MEALS ON WHEELS prepares and deliver nutritious meals to frail or homebound residents every weekday. Besides healthy meals, recipients can look forward to a friendly visit, and family members can be assured that someone is checking on their loved ones.
Service areas include East Liberty, Friendship, Garfield, Larimer, and Lincoln-Lemington. Meals are prepared and delivered out of the kitchen at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, largely through the efforts of a dedicated volunteer pool.
The FOOD PANTRY is an assistance program for those in immediate need of food. In addition to providing emergency groceries and supplies, volunteers provide help with budgeting, information on assistance programs, and access to social service agencies and other appropriate programs. EECM operates the second largest food pantry in Pittsburgh.
The Food Pantry is housed at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 and is open from 10:00 to 11:15 am and 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The Pantry serves residents in zip codes 15206, 15224, 15232, and 15217.
The SOUP KITCHEN serves hot lunches to Monday through Friday. It is located in East Liberty Presbyterian Church and is open from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm. This community meal is provided free of charge to all who are in need, although donations are welcomed.
Organize a Food Drive for the EECM Food Pantry!
We focus our efforts on our neighbors who are already struggling to provide basic necessities to their families such as putting food on the table. If you would like to help those in need, consider organizing a food drive through your congregation, school, family, or community!
While all non-perishable items will be accepted and given to those in need, the focus is on boxed goods such as the following:
- Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Stuffing Mix
- Hamburger Helper
- Macaroni and Cheese
Gather your friends, families, and community members! Everyone can help collect these items and assemble bags. To let us know you would like to participate, or for more details, please call or email!
Consider making a bulk donation of one type of food item from your group. This will be easier for our food pantry to store and make available in bulk. Consider using the 'Food of the Month' recommendations below.
|2013 Foods of the Month
Contact EECM Hunger Services for further information on any of these programs. If you can share a few hours of your time to help feed the hungry, please contact the EECM Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers are always needed.