SHIM serves 3,500 individuals monthly through three food pantries in Bethel Park, Whitehall, and Baldwin. During the pandemic, we saw a 41% rise in need, with more than 5,000 new individuals attending for the first time. Even as the pandemic waned, we continued to see more neighbors in need, serving 6,205 individuals in 2022. Half of pantry participants are refugee/immigrant families, 35% are children, and 15% are age 60+.
SHIM purchases 70% of distributed food from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
SHIM’s Community Gardens harvest over 18,000 pounds of food to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to SHIM’s food pantries.
SHIM has 500% purchasing power at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, meaning financial contributions to the program have five times more impact.
In the past year, community members and partners donated over 183,200 pounds of food.
Check out this video to see first hand the impact of SHIM’s food pantry in the South Hills community.
Community members have a huge impact when they host donation drives for SHIM. From boy scout troops to congregations, SHIM is thankful for neighbors who rally neighbors in support of SHIM!
SHIM provides 2,500 clothing and small household items to South Hills neighbors each year. Operating Mondays from 10am-1pm each week, SHIM provides free clothing for infants, children, and adults all year round. THIS PROGRAM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO RENOVATION.
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. In 2022 SHIM distributed 1,550 backpacks full of school supplies to South Hills kids.
With 500% buying power at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, your financial contribution will buy more food for families in the South Hills. Give on our secure online form here.
SHIM relies on generous community donors like you to keep our pantries and clothing closet stocked. Donate unopened food and personal care items to help neighbors in need. Find a list of our most needed items here.