Meeting Basic Needs

Food Pantry

Our fully stocked food pantries help neighbors put healthy meals on the table, as they’re stocked with non-perishable staples (like canned meats, dried beans, rice and cereal), personal care items, baby food and diapers, household cleaning supplies, and fresh items like meat, cheese, eggs and, during growing season, a bounty of fresh produce from our community gardens. We have sites at SHIM Center at Bethel Park, SHIM Family Center at Prospect Park, and Baldwin United Presbyterian Church. SHIM’s food pantries serve people who reside in the following South Hills neighborhoods: Baldwin-Whitehall, Bethel Park, South Park, Keystone Oaks, Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair school districts. Here, families may pick out the items they need for nutritious, balanced meals. Last year, SHIM’s pantries served more than 600 families and 1,700 individuals.

For more information, please contact:

Molly Patterson
(412) 854-9120 ext. 108
Operations Coordinator
mpatterson@shimcares.org

SHIM Food Pantry

Community Closet at SHIM

The Community Closet at SHIM is open to everyone in the community. Families and individuals are welcome to “shop” at no charge for seasonally appropriate clothing and other necessary items.

Community Closet Hours:

Monday 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.,
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Molly Patterson
(412) 854-9120 ext. 108
Operations Coordinator
mpatterson@shimcares.org

SHIM Clothing Room
SHIM Clothing Room
SHIM Clothing Room
SHIM Clothing Room
SHIM Clothing Room

Dollar Energy Utility Assistance

SHIM is a screening site for the Dollar Energy utility assistance program. If your utility service has been terminated, or is in threat of termination, you can apply to receive a one-time utility assistance grant. Last year, we helped over 80 families receive more than $25,000 in utility assistance from the Dollar Energy Fund.

For more information, please call:

SHIM Center
(412) 854-9120 ext. 114

Community Resources

If you need assistance, we can connect you to resources in the community. 

For more information and referrals, please call:

(412) 854-9120 ext. 107

 

PA 2-1-1 Southwest is available 24 hours a day. For immediate needs, call 2-1-1 or visit pa211sw.org.