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CHS empowers individuals and families to live in stable housing, connect to community resources, build relationships, and access quality food.

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We believe every person should have access to quality food. 172,000 people in Allegheny County experience food insecurity, including 1 in 5 children. So, we distribute 25,000 pounds of food to 1,800 customers each month, making our food pantry one of the busiest in the region.

For families in need, food options frequently are forced to become a series of choices and trade-offs: choosing between paying for food and other needs such as housing or health care, choosing between healthy food of nutritional value and inexpensive unhealthy food, and other tough decisions. With our emphasis on fresh produce and our distribution of meats, fish, and dairy products, the Food Pantry is able to eliminate some of these potentially detrimental decisions for families.

In addition to meeting nutrition needs through our food distributions twice a week, the CHS Food Pantry serves as a one-stop shop for addressing health holistically. In conjunction with community partners, our space offers nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, medication management consultation, ancillary nursing services, and sexual health resources to address a variety of medical needs.

CHS has worked hard over the last 40 years to make sure our neighbors have their basic needs met with housing, health, and food services, touching over 8,000 lives in the last year. As we continue to grow and evolve to meet an increase in demands among community-wide struggle, we need you as a community member to stay proximate to these challenges. Community is all of us. Believe in us, and make a gift today to support our work.