What We Do
Our commitment to addressing hunger extends beyond just providing meals; it’s about fostering a sense of dignity and hope for a brighter future for all those we serve. Neighbors in need are welcome to select items including fruits, vegetables, meat and non-perishables, as well as household supplies and personal items in our market-style pantry.
St. John XXIII Interfaith Food Pantry opened to fill a void identified in Finleyville and the surrounding areas to address food insecurity and neighbors in need.
Ways to Give
Even the smallest donation can make a big difference. Help us gather the supplies we need to continue serve our local community. In addition to monetary contributions, we accept donations of boxed non-perishable items, cleaning products and paper products.
Nourishing Unity: Empowering Immigrant Families through Our Collaboration with the Literacy Council
Our St John XXIII Interfaith Food Pantry, rooted in the values of unity and community support, has extended its reach to address food insecurity in collaboration with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Literacy Council. Partnering with the Literacy Council, whose mission is to empower adults and families with literacy skills, we have focused our efforts on supporting a diverse immigrant population in Charleroi, home to approximately 2,000 immigrants from 44 countries.
Through our collaborative relationship with the Literacy Council, our Food Pantry organization was made aware of families within their program facing challenges in providing adequate food for their loved ones. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, we took initiative, starting in November, to assemble and distribute food boxes to over 75 Literacy Council families in need of additional food support.
This Food Box Program goes beyond providing sustenance; it symbolizes a warm welcome to those who have found a new home in our community. By tailoring our efforts to meet the unique needs of diverse immigrant families, we aim to create a sense of belonging and community.
To learn more about the Literacy Council’s impactful work, visit lcswpa.org. To support our Food Pantry with this Food Box program as well as the ongoing food distributions in our Finleyville location, please visit our Ways to Give page.