SHIM helps neighbors meet basic needs through food pantries, a free clothing closet, and a yearly back to school distribution.

Food Pantries

SHIM food pantries occur six times per month at three locations:


SHIM South Hills Family Center
41 Macek Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15227
10am-1pm and 3-5pm

Baldwin United Presbyterian Church
201 Knoedler Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236
10am-1pm and 3-5pm

SHIM Center at Bethel Park
5301 Park Avenue, Bethel Park, PA 15102
10am-1pm and 3-6pm

*Pantry dates may vary due to holidays or other scheduling conflicts, so check the Pantry Calendar (below) for exact dates.

Pantry Eligibility

Our three fully stocked food pantries are available to eligible neighbors in the following South Hills school districts: Baldwin-Whitehall, Bethel Park, South Park, Keystone Oaks, Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair. In addition to food, cleaning and personal care items are also available. Diapers are offered thanks to a partnership with the Western PA Diaper Bank and pet food is available thanks to Animal Friends.

One-time emergency food is available to anyone in need. Registration is not required for first-time pantry visits.


Senior food boxes are available on a monthly basis for eligible seniors aged 60 and older.

Safety First

To protect the public, pantry distributions are currently being held outdoors, and some items may be prepackaged. Shop-thru style pantries are temporarily suspended.

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Please contact Molly Penderville at or 412-854-9120 ext. 108 for more information.

SHIM’s Clothing Closet will be temporarily closed from August 1, 2022 until spring 2023 due to renovations.

SHIM provides clothing and small household items to South Hills neighbors. Operating Mondays from 10am-1pm each week and on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 1-4 pm at our Bethel Park location 5301 Park Ave, Bethel Park, PA 15102, SHIM’s Clothing Closet provides free clothing for infants, children, and adults all year round.

Additional shopping hours can be available by appointment.


Clothing Closet

Financial and Utility Assistance

We also help individuals and families with emergency financial aid, utility assistance, employment support and more.

Additional Assistance

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Youth and Family Support

SHIM offers an array of programs to children and families, such as parenting classes, Immigrant Services and Connections (ISAC), support groups, home visits, Early Childhood Program, After School, Youth Mentoring and Summer Camp.

Back to School

Every August SHIM hosts Back to School distributions to help South Hills kids go back to school with the backpacks and supplies that they need.

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Looking to donate food or clothing? Please follow the link below.