Food Pantry Clients

For Current and Prospective Clients


WallaceFoodPantryIllustrationWelcome to the Unity Food Pantry!  We are glad that we can serve you, and we welcome you into our community. To ensure the smoothness of our operations and the quality of our service to you, we require all clients to comply with the following guidelines:


Eligibility:  Persons being served by Unity must comply with income guidelines established by the State of Pennsylvania, and must also reside in the Wallace Food Pantry service area.  This includes Greentree, Dormont, and those parts of Pittsburgh, Scott, Mt Lebanon, Crafton Heights, and Westwood for which we are the closest pantry.  Persons who live outside of Unity’s service area will be referred to pantries closer to their homes for ongoing food assistance.

Hours of Operation:  The Unity Food pantry is open to distribute food to registered clients every Tuesday (excluding holidays) and clients are welcome to select for themselves the Tuesday on which they want to come in for their monthly pickup.  Generally, the pantry is open from 12 Noon to 1 pm; hours for a specific Tuesday may be shortened or lengthened as decided by the Pantry Coordinator(s) working that day.  Clients are eligible to  receive food from our pantry once each calendar month on the Tuesday of their choosing.

To Register as a New Client:  Prospective new clients must call the pantry (412-561-7551) between 9:00 AM and 12 Noon any Tuesday morning to have their eligibility for service checked and to be pre-registered. We cannot register new clients who call or walk-in during Tuesday afternoon distribution hours.  If you are already a registered client, please do not bring  others to the pantry with you to be registered–initial registration can only be done on Tuesday mornings by telephone.   Upon registering, clients will be asked to provide proof of income for everyone in the household, produce a photo ID with current address, and complete a state of Pennsylvania TEFAP form and a waiver of liability.

Please Note That:

* Clients must arrange their own transportation to and from our pantry.  Because generous amounts of food are provided to each family, it is suggested that clients use a car rather than public transportation to pic up their food.

*It is a policy of The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank  that clients are only eligible to receive food assistance from one pantry.  Persons already receiving food from another pantry are not eligible to also register at Unity.

* When picking up food at Unity, drive around to the back of the church and enter through the double doors on the far left as you face the back of the church.  Our Security person will welcome you, check your photo ID, confirm that you have called to arrange a pickup for that day, and direct you down to the pantry.