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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

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

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