Q: Can I go to more than one food pantry?
A: No. All pantry participants should attend the pantry that serves the township they live in. This allows our pantries to serve as many people as possible, and helps prevent any “double-dipping”.
Q: What’s the difference between a food pantry and the Corner Cupboard?
A: The Corner Cupboard has a large warehouse facility where we receive and store products that are then distributed to the food pantries in our pantry network. The food pantries distribute the products to families needing food.
Q: What documents do I need to bring to get food from a pantry?
A: We recommend that you make an appointment at the Corner Cupboard to register before your first trip to your local pantry. We recommend that you bring proof of residency, gross monthly income and a valid photo ID. You can always call us at (724) 627-9784 for more clarification on these items.
Q: I already go to Produce to People, can I also go to a pantry?
A: Yes! Absolutely! Your attendance at Produce to People will not affect your eligibility for our Pantry Program. Registration for each program is separate.
Q: I can’t make it to my pantry distribution. What can I do to get food if I can’t physically get there?
A: Our pantries will allow another person to pick up food for you. This person is called your “Proxy”. Talk to our Administrative Assistant, or your Pantry Coordinator and they will give you a proxy form to fill out.
Q: I have a relative living with me. Can we both get food from the pantry?
A: Our food pantries provide food assistance based on household size. If you live in the same house or apartment, you are counted in the same household and would receive one food order for your household-not two orders.
Q: I have a friend who goes to a different food pantry and gets more food and better quality food. Why can’t I go there too?
A: All of our pantries serve a specific service area to ensure they are able to serve the families in their township. Pantry users get food from one pantry that serves the community they live in.