The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Toiletries available at the Pitt Pantry.

Pitt Pantry fights student food insecurity

By Kyra McCague, Staff Writer March 4, 2024
Pitt first responded to student food insecurity by opening Pitt Pantry in 2015. It serves a mixture of undergraduates, grad students, faculty and staff by providing free access to food in addition to menstrual products and other hygiene necessities.
‘Variety of meal options’: Dining with a meal plan at Pitt

‘Variety of meal options’: Dining with a meal plan at Pitt

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor August 9, 2022
Andrew Klepeis, a rising junior politics and philosophy major, said it’s important for students to familiarize themselves with meal planning options at Pitt to get the most out of a meal plan.
Pitt’s Staff Council during its Wednesday meeting to discuss Flex Work and a possible new project with The Pitt Pantry.

Staff Council discusses flexible work model, regional campuses

By Leanna Chae, Staff Writer November 19, 2021
Pitt’s Staff Council spent its Wednesday afternoon meeting discussing a new hybrid model called Flex Work, as well as a possible new project with The Pitt Pantry and a push to collaborate with Pitt's regional campuses.
There are a variety of resources for students experiencing food insecurity on campus, including the Plant2Plate Student Garden on Oakland Avenue.

‘No one should have to bend over backwards’: Combating food insecurity at Pitt

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer September 28, 2021
Food insecurity isn’t a far-off problem that simply means people don’t have enough food to eat, according to Annie Ryan. She said it’s a more complex issue that’s present on Pitt’s campus too.
Pitt Pantry, a volunteer-run organization, is based out of Bellefield Presbyterian Church across from Litchfield Towers and has been serving healthy food to the Oakland community since 2015. Though food insecurity continues to grow and the Pantry board members have continually adjusted the schedules and plans for food distribution, their services are being utilized less this academic year.

Pitt Pantry receives less shoppers, donations as food security plummets

By Maura Scrabis, Staff Writer February 5, 2021
As a growing number of Americans continue to face food insecurity, local organizations like the Pitt Pantry are working to provide aid to those in need.
The Pitt Pantry continues to assist students during the COVID-19 pandemic after temporarily closing its space in Bellefield Presbyterian Church.

Pitt Pantry continues to aid students, community despite closure

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor April 15, 2020
The Pitt Pantry has closed its space in Bellefield Presbyterian Church for an indefinite amount of time in order to follow social distancing guidelines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The USDA recently proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Program that could reduce access to food stamps and similar services.

Federal food stamp changes could impact Pittsburgh, Pitt students

By Jessica Steinberg, Staff Writer October 29, 2019
The proposal to change the eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps, was released in July by the USDA with the stated intent of ending abuse of the program.
The Pitt Parking Office will accept donations through the month of December in place of paying for parking tickets received before Nov. 1.

‘Donations for Citations’ encourages donating to Pitt Pantry

By Emily Drzymalski, For The Pitt News November 20, 2018
The holiday season is a time for giving and receiving — and this year, for every Pitt parking ticket received, students have the chance to give back a little bit.
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