Food Access Programs and Organizations
If you’re struggling to make ends meet or know someone who could use a little help, there are lots of resources here.
Food insecurity is a serious issue throughout the U.S. 21.4% or 1 in 5 Pittsburghers are food insecure. This is higher than both the national average of 12.3% and the county average of 14%. A household is considered food insecure when members are uncertain of whether or not they have enough food to meet basic needs at some time during the year. According to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, food insecurity can have serious consequences, including an increased risk of health issues. Food insecurity often times forces these households to choose between paying for food and other expenses such as rent, medicine, and heat.