WCM shares food. We offer our neighbors a diversified and, we hope, sustainable, source of fresh food in addition to a variety of processed foods provided by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Community food banks and their network of pantries are designed around an emergency model to provide food in such one-off circumstances as a natural disaster (hurricane, flood), military disasters (9/11) and economic/medical disasters (pandemic).
We serve approximately 5,000 residents per year, including senior citizens, citizens with disabilities, at-risk youth and families who are economically challenged, underemployed or facing emergency situations.
Wilkinsburg’s challenges are well publicized. In the past forty years, the community has seen a decline in income and the departure of businesses. Wilkinsburg residents – current and former – continue to work to revitalize their borough, rejuvenate the education system and to solve the problems associated with poverty. The outcomes of our programs include reducing hunger in Wilkinsburg, ensuring the health and well-being of our senior citizen neighbors, helping economically-challenged families have basic necessities, such as food, diapers, and clothing, and keeping Wilkinsburg streets safer through partnerships with educational and after-school youth programs. We welcome you to learn more about our Food Sharing program. We urge you to get involved in the Wilkinsburg community by volunteering and/or making a donation.