The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh finds it extremely important to not only support our Muslim Brothers and Sister but make sure we are doing as much as we can to benefit and help the entire Greater Pittsburgh Community. Once such program that was established to move forward with this goal was the Food Pantry. 

  • Since May of 2015, the ICP food pantry has distributed an estimated 12,669 pounds of food and toiletries. 
  • The ICP food pantry has served an average of 44 individuals and families since October of 2015.
  • The ICP food pantry has hosted 69 volunteers since September of 2015, averaging close to 14 volunteers per distribution day. Volunteers have logged close to 176 hours of service since that time.
  • The ICP food pantry has hosted various student organizations from the University of Pittsburgh, including the Muslim Student Association, South Asian Student Association, Gamma Sigma Sigma, African Students Organization, BROTHERHOOD, and Pakistani Student Association. The food pantry has also hosted students from Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University.
  • The ICP food pantry has distributed an estimated 7,490 pounds of meat, all generously donated by Salem’s Market and Grill.

By all accounts, the Islamic center is succeeding in its mission to serve that community.
— Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Read about ICP's Food Bank in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

When: Pick-up is every 3rd Saturday of each month, 11 AM - 1 PM
Where: ICP basement
Contact: foodbank@icp-pgh.org

Food Pantry Volunteer Coordinators

VOLUNTEERING
Aya Shehata - aas112@pitt.edu
DONATIONS AND FINANCES
Mahmoud Omar - mao91@pitt.edu
Rajaab Nadeem - mrn29@pitt.edu
CLIENT SERVICES
Mariam Shalaby - mas561@pitt.edu
Yosra Kandil - yhk5@pitt.edu
FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Sarah Atta - saa155@pitt.ed

Whoever relieves from a believer some grief pertaining to this world, Allah will relieve from him some grief pertaining to the Hereafter. Whosoever alleviates the difficulties of a needy person who cannot pay his debt, Allah will alleviate his difficulties in both this world and the Hereafter. Whoever conceals the faults of a Muslim, Allah will conceal his faults in this world and the Hereafter. Allah will aid a servant (of His) so long as the servant aids his brother.
— -Holy Quran 3:103

If you are unable to make it to our food distribution, there are several other food pantries throughout the city of Pittsburgh at various times of the week.  Please visit the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank website for more information.  If you are in a food emergency, please contact United Way by dialing 2-1-1.