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Our food pantry is used by 10-25 people each week. We always need and accept donations of shelf-stable food and hygiene products. Many LGBTQ+ people don't feel comfortable going to traditional food banks, so our pantry is available for them to safely and comfortably get what they need. Your contributions will help LGBTQ+ people most in need right now. 

 Our Current Needs:

  • Any shelf-stable canned food

  • Microwaveable meals

  • Pasta and pasta sauce

  • Peanut butter

  • Canned tuna or chicken

  • Chef Boyardee, Easy Mac

  • Breakfast cereal and oatmeal

  • Snack foods such as Cheez Its, Goldfish, fruit snacks, Jell-o pudding, and granola bars

  • Soup including Ramen noodles

  • Canned fruit and vegetables

  • Rice including quinoa

  • Vegetarian & vegan items

  • Coffee, tea

  • Hygiene, health & beauty products including hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, skin cream/lotion, lip balm, shaving cream and disposable razors, deodorant, and toothpaste

  • Clothing including socks, underwear, sweatpants, sweatshirts, T-shirts (all sizes S-3XL).

  • Laundry items including detergent & dryer sheets

  • Paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning products (dish soap, comet, bowl cleaner, windex, etc.)

  • Small size pet items (food, toys, etc.)

  • Individual bus passes, so that our clients can access mental health care

  • Fresh or Frozen foods, please inquire first.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we ask that you please make an appointment to drop off items at the center. You can also order items and have them shipped directly to:

Persad Center

Attn: Tony Kuhar

5301 Butler St, Suite 100

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

To make an even bigger impact, order your items on Amazon Smile and select Persad Center as your benefiting organization. If you’d like to be acknowledged for your donation, please add a gift receipt message with your name and address when checking out.


For questions about the food pantry, please contact Tony Kuhar.

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