Community food Services
Community Food Services offers food assistance and meals to those who are experiencing food insecurity. We rely on the generosity of neighboring congregations, businesses, and our volunteers to maintain this essential program and have the ability to provide these services to the community.
We are committed to staying open and distributing essential meals and groceries to vulnerable individuals during COVID. Due to the pandemic, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of individuals and families we serve. We have implemented new policies and procedures to uphold a safe and sanitary environment for our clients and staff. In the community lunch program, all food is packaged individually as ‘grab & go.’ In the pantry we have implemented a curbside model. Staff will provide boxes of meat, milk, eggs and non-perishable items and the client can select fresh fruit, vegetables and bread from tables. Clients may visit the pantry weekly, rather than monthly, as a result of COVID. We have streamlined the process to obtain food to try to avoid long wait times and prevent personal contact between clients and staff. We ask for patience and cooperation as we do our best serve the community
Groceries are available to those who are in need through our food pantry program. We offer an array of fresh produce and dairy, as well as dry goods and shelf stable items. We recommend having means to transport the food home, as we like to be as generous as possible with the quantities of food we distribute. Clients may visit the food pantry once a month.
FOOD PANTRY HOURS
Monday thru Friday, 9:30am-11:30am & 1pm-3pm at Entrance C of our building.
We are closed holidays.
Our kitchen serves a hot lunch free of charge to all who are in need, no registration required. Anyone can take advantage of our well-balanced lunches.
MEAL SERVICE HOURS
Monday thru Friday, 12:00pm-1:15pm in the dining room and available for take-out
at Entrance G of our building.
We are closed holidays.
Please consider helping the community by donating non-perishable food or monetary donations to EECM. EECM has additional purchasing power through the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank therefore monetary contributions have more of an impact.
We can accept food donations at EECM from 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday, at the loading dock driveway on the Harvard Street side of the building. Or, donations can be dropped off anytime at Entrance G. Ring the bell outside of the doors for assistance. Please note that EECM WILL NOT ACCEPT opened or used food item