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Food Distribution Friday, 9/4/20

There will be a food distribution from 11 AM to 1 PM on Friday, Sept. 4, at the Salvation Army on West Cunningham Street, Butler. There will be non-perishables, milk, cheese, butter, and other items available. There will also be backpacks given away for children in need. Event organizers are asking you enter using Race Street to access the Salvation Army’s parking lot.

Community Meals

St. Andrews United Presbyterian Church

Sundays: First, Fourth, and Fifth Sunday of each month, from noon to 1:00 PM, and Wednesdays, from 5 to 6 PM, at St. Andrew’s United Presbyterian Church, 201 East Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001. Bagged Lunch or Take-out Dinner. Please use the Cliff Street Entrance.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Thursdays, from 5 – 6 PM, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 201 W. Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001. Phone: 724-287-6741

First United Methodist Church

Fridays, from 5 – 6 PM, at First United Methodist Church, 215 N. McKean Street, Butler, PA 16001. Phone: 724-283-6160

North Street Christian Church

Second and Third Saturday of each month,  from 5 – 6 PM, at North Street Christian Church, 220 West North Street, Butler, PA 16001. Phone: 724-282-7700

St. Peter’s Anglican Church

Last Sunday of each month, from 5 – 6 PM, at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 218 E. Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001.

New Beginnings Free Methodist Church

First, Fourth, and Fifth Saturday of each month, from 5 – 6 PM, at New Beginnings Free Methodist Church, 416 Center Avenue, Butler, PA 16001. Phone: 724-285-6560

Salvation Army Open Door

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, from 11 AM to noon, at Salvation Army Open Door Feeding Program, 313 West Cunningham St., Butler, PA 16001. Phone: 724-287-5532

First English Lutheran Church

Mondays, from 5 – 6 PM, at First English Lutheran Church, 241 N. Main St., Butler, PA 16001 (corner of N. Main and Brady Streets). Phone: 724-283-2378

Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church

Tuesdays, from 5 – 6 PM, at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001. Phone: 724-287-1759

Light of Life Community Outreach

Wednesdays and Thursdays, from Noon to 1 PM, at Light of Life Community Outreach, 232 W. North St., Butler, PA 16001.

Food Banks

Cabot United Methodist Church Food Bank

Residents of Buffalo Twp., Winfield Twp., Clearfield Twp,, and Saxonburg Boro are welcome to attend the monthly food distribution (trunk to trunk) at Cabot United Methodist Church, which is at the former Winfield Elementary School, 707 Winfield Rd., Cabot, PA 16023.  The food cupboard is open the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Contact Sue or Beverly for more information. Phone: 724-352-2074. Website:

Evans City Food Cupboard

Residents of Forward Twp., Meridian, Connoquenessing, Renfrew, Callery, Evans City Boro, and Penn Twp. are welcome to attend the Evans City Food Cupboard at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 202 Van Buren Street, Evans City, PA 16033, on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  Attendees must call Marilyn McElhinney prior to distribution to register. Phone: 724-538-0542

Family Life Ministries Food Pantry COGOP

Residents of Butler Twp., Oakland Twp., and Center Twp. are welcome to attend the Family Life Ministry Church of God of Prophecy Food Distribution (outside) on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 932 Mercer Road, Butler, PA 16001.  Contact Barb for more information. Phone: 724-285-5572 or 724-496-8392.

Feed My Sheep Food Pantry

Residents of Mercer Twp., Slippery Rock Twp., Worth Twp., N. Brady Twp., Harrisville Boro, Slippery Rock Boro, and W. Liberty Boro are invited to the North Butler “Feed My Sheep” Food Pantry, 324 North Main Street, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Please contact Carol Lambert for more information. Phone: 724-421-5274 Email: [email protected]

Beginning July 2, 2020, the following rules apply: indoor masks must be worn, one person per family may enter, only 2 people inside at a time.

Gleaners Food Cupboard

Residents of Cranberry Twp. are welcome to attend the Gleaners Food Cupboard. Pre-packed food will be distributed the last Wednesday of the month from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, at St. Ferdinand’s Church Annex, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. Advanced sign-up is required; clients must meet income guidelines, provide valid ID, and have proof of address. Call Linda Heery no later than the Friday prior to distribution. Phone: 724-776-2888. Email: [email protected]

Lighthouse Food Cupboard

Residents of E. Penn Twp., Clinton Twp., Adams Twp., Middlesex Twp., Mars and Northern Allegheny County may attend a drive-through food distribution of pre-packed food once per month at Lighthouse, 116 Browns Hill Road, Valencia, PA 16059. Distribution schedule is based on first letter of last name: Monday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, (A-G); Tuesday, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, (H-M); Wednesday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, (N-S); and Thursday, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, (T-Z).

Loaves and Fishes Food Cupboard

Currently Not Accepting New Clients Residents of South Summit Twp., Jefferson Twp., and Saxonburg are invited to attend the Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution provided by Summit United Presbyterian Church on the last Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM.  (There will not be any distribution on the Saturdays before Thanksgiving and Christmas). Trunk distribution is at the CCO Building, the former Jefferson Elementary School, 650 Saxonburg Rd., Butler, PA 16002.  For more information, please contact Dorothy Steighner or Kay Foertch.  Phone: 724-287-2378 Website:

Moniteau Area Food Pantry

Residents of Moniteau School District are invited to attend the Moniteau Area Food Pantry at Concord Presbyterian Church, 673 Hooker Road, West Sunbury, PA 16061, every Thursday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.  The Food Pantry asks you to call on the Monday or Tuesday  before a new month starts to notify them of your plan to use the Food Pantry for the coming month. For more information, call Wendy Hazlet. Phone: 724-894-2338

Mount Chestnut Food Cupboard

Residents of Franklin Twp, S. Brady Twp., and Prospect Boro may pick up pre-packaged meals at the Food Cupboard at Mount Chestnut Presbyterian Church, 727 W. Old Route 422, Butler PA 16001, on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  For more information, please contact Bev Mortimer. Phone: 724-287-7601 Email: [email protected]

Petroleum Valley Food Cupboard

Residents of Donegal, Fairview, Allegheny and Parker townships are welcome to attend the food distribution on the third Friday of each month, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, at Fairview United Methodist Church, 120 Chestnut Street, Petrolia, PA 16050. Attendees must call Pastor John at the beginning of each month to schedule: 412-992-6610.

Portersville Food & Fellowship for People

Residents of Portersville, Prospect, and Muddy Creek Twp., may attend a food distribution on the Wednesday of the first full week of each month at Portersville Food and Fellowship for People, 228 E. Portersville Road., Portersville, PA 16051. Drive-through distribution is from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, with personal appointments as needed. For more information, contact Cyndi Burns, 724-368-9532, or Patti Ireland, 724-865-0133.

Produce To People

Distributions are postponed until further notice. Please check back in July 2020 for more information.

St. Kilian’s Parish

For residents of Mars and surrounding areas: bags of food are being left at 2 locations, 7 days a week, for anyone to pick up. Please go to the (old) location of St. Kilian Church, 205 Clark St., Mars, PA, 16046 or the picnic shelter at (new) St. Kilian Church, 7076 Franklin Road, Cranberry Township, PA, 16066.

Salvation Army Food Pantry

Emergency boxes are available for residents of Butler City and Immediate Area from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Thursdays at Salvation Army, 313 W. Cunningham Street., Butler, PA 16003. All attendees must schedule an appointment by calling Majors Valerie and Dan Haeldine at 724-287-5532.

SW Butler Zion Food Cupboard

Residents of Lancaster Twp., Jackson Twp., Harmony Boro, and Zelienople Boro may drive through the Food Distribution on the Third Tuesday of each month, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Southwest Butler Zion Food Cupboard, 557 Perry Highway, Harmony, PA 16037. For more information, call Erin: 724-453-4184.