The Food Pantry

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh finds it extremely important to support our Muslim and non-Muslim brothers and sisters as we hope to benefit the entire Greater Pittsburgh Community. Once such program that was established to accomplish this goal was the ICP Food Pantry. 

Please note that 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 or our food resource guide.  

If you are in a food emergency, please contact United Way by dialing 2-1-1. 

20140816ttFoodBankAllZones-2-1 (1).jpg


Food pick-up is every 3rd Saturday of each month, 11 AM - 1 PM in the ICP basement. If you have any questions, you can contact

Food Pantry Volunteer Coordinators

Volunteer Coordinator - Aya Shehata,
Donations and Finances - Mahmoud Omar, and Rajaab Nadeem,
Client Services - Mariam Shalaby, and Yosra Kandil,
Food Distribution - Sarah Atta, saa155@pitt.ed


  • 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