Project Category: Food Pantry
Number of Participants: Fewer than 50
Duration of Project: 1-4 Hours
Indoor/Outdoor: Both. Pantry is inside and Garden is outside.
Service Opportunities: Project or Activity
Location: Allison Park Food Pantry: 1975 Ferguson Road. Allison Park, PA 15101
Millvale Food Pantry: 917 Evergreen Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Bellevue Food Pantry:100 S Jackson Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202
NHCO Garden: 119 Davis Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15202
North Hills Community Outreach is a community- and interfaith-based organization addressing the needs of people in crisis, hardship and poverty. It is our vision that Northern Allegheny County is a sharing community where no one needs to be cold, hungry or alone. Our Food Pantry sites and Garden are the bread and butter of our organization, and it is how we initially reach a majority of the families we serve in other various ways. So it is very important that both are maintained and continue to grow.
Impact: North Hills Community Outreach serves approximately 450 families a month between the 3 food pantry sites. It is a much needed resource here in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. With the food pantry, comes our organic garden, which is used to harvest fresh organic produce to be given to our pantry sites. We feel it is important for the clients we serve to have access to fresh, organic produce. We focus on health and wellness in our pantries, and want to be able to encourage families to try new things and experiment in the kitchen with fresh produce. Food is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to helping the residents in our communities, but it is a big important piece. We feel that it is the start to a major domino effect in our clients lives
Volunteer Responsibilities: Garden: Would include harvesting, weeding, planting, and packaging fresh produce to be transported to our food pantry sites. Food Pantry: Would include sorting, date checking, stocking shelves and packing bags to distribute to food pantry clients.
Attire: Work clothes. Closed toed shoes. Clothing that you won't mind getting dirty, or potentially ripping.
F&B Provided for Volunteers: Yes
Option to Move Project to a Different Location: No