St Winifred Food Pantry is run by corps of over 75 dedicated volunteers from the community. This includes individuals from St Vincent de Paul Society, Ladies of Charity, Knights of Columbus members from our supporting parishes, and parishioners.

The Our Lady of Hope and St Michael the Archangel Food Pantries have joined with our pantry to help reach even more families in need. No food insecure person/family is turned away.

Who St Winifred Food Pantry Serves

  • Families and individuals with incomes at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Income Level
  • More than half live below 100% of the Federal Poverty Income Level
  • In 2023, we had the following increases from 2022:
    • 44% increase in pantry visits (5271 to 7618)
    • 58% increase in number of individuals being served (14,275 to 22,679)
  • Many are under-employed working families
  • One-third are below age 18
  • Almost one-third are over the age of 60
  • One-fifth receive disability support
  • Predominately residents of Baldwin Township, Bethel Park, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Mt Lebanon, Overbrook, Scott, South Park, Upper St Clair, Whitehall
  • No food-insecure person/family is turned away.

Our History

In 1982, St. Winifred parishioner Lois Yates came to learn that there were people in desperate need of food in the Mt Lebanon and Castle Shannon area. The then Pastor at St Winifred Parish, Father O’Shea, provided a location for a food pantry (the former convent).

The St. Vincent de Paul Conferences in the surrounding areas also realized the need to help food-insecure families in this and their parish areas and committed to support and to help fund the food pantry.