The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is reopening two pantries in the Mon Valley this week.
The Mon Valley Youth & Teen Association pantry located at 160 Thompson Avenue in Donora will be open the third Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon for individuals and families in the borough and surrounding communities.
The other pantry in Monongahela which was generally organized as a drive-by distribution to the Noble Dick Aquatorium is being moved to the First United Methodist Church at 430 W. Main St. in Monongahela. The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. This pantry is open to residents of Monongahela, New Eagle and neighboring communities.
“Our goal is always to make food as accessible as possible for all of our neighbors,” said Charlese McKinney, director of partner network programs at the food bank. “As we continue to work towards this goal, we are delighted that these two agencies are willing and able to join our food aid network in Washington County.”
The two pantries resume service this week. They join a network of 25 pantries, partners and programs available to serve Washington County residents in need of food assistance.
“The people of Donora won’t have to go out of town now to receive food,” said Mary Anne Bandalo, executive director of the Mon Valley Youth and Teen Association. “It had been about 15 months since a food bank was available in Donora. “