SHIM helps neighbors meet basic needs through food pantries, a free clothing closet, and a yearly back to school distribution.
SHIM food pantries occur six times per month at three locations:
Whitehall Presbyterian Church
4935 East Willock Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15227
First and third Wednesday of each month
10am-1pm and 3-5pm
Baldwin United Presbyterian Church
201 Knoedler Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Second and fourth Tuesday of each month
10am-1pm and 3-5pm
SHIM Center at Bethel Park
5301 Park Avenue, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Second and fourth Thursday of each month
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.
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.
To protect the public, pantry distributions are currently being held outdoors, and some items may be prepackaged. Shop-thru style pantries are temporarily suspended.
We’re here to help.
Please contact Molly Penderville at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-854-9120 ext. 108 for more information.
SHIM provides clothing and small household items to South Hills neighbors. Operating Mondays from 10am-1pm each week 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.
Beginning January 14, 2022 we will have additional Clothing Closet hours on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 1-4 pm.
Additional shopping hours can be available by appointment.
Financial and Utility Assistance
We also help individuals and families with emergency financial aid, utility assistance, employment support and more.
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.