The Unionville Food Pantry was started by Nancy Liston and Alice Ketterer when they saw a need in the community to serve people who didn't fit the requirements for federal assistance.

The Unionville Food Pantry is a community food pantry, located at the Unionville Methodist Church 1297 Route 68, Rochester, PA 15074 (New Sewickley Township), and run by Compassionate Ministries of the church. The pantry is supported by local churches, organizations and Freedom Schools. The food pantry is a community effort to feed and clothe those in need in New Sewickley Twp., Freedom, Rochester, and New Brighton areas.

The pantry is open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays January through October. The November and December dates are announced in September. Those in immediate need of food can be served anytime.

During the time social distancing is in effect, regular clients are asked to called Jo Shane in advance to place their order. Orders are prepared, and volunteers place the clients order in their vehicle. Clients are asked to not leave their vehicle or enter the building. Clients who do not place an order in advance will get a pre-packeged container of food.

If you know of someone that needs help, or if you or your organization wishes to donate food to the pantry please call the Unionville Methodist Church at 724-843-0862, or Jo Shane at 724-846-5146.


The food pantry is in need of the following items for our April 20, 2021 distribution. (List updated 03.14.2021)

  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Kool-Aid
  • Pudding Cups
  • Chicken and Beef Broth
  • Gravy
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Apple Juice
  • Canned Mushrooms
  • Icing
  • Spaghettios
  • Beef Vegetable Soup
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Stewed Tomatoes
  • Potato Chips
  • Additional items needed are:

    Donations to the food pantry or requests for assistance can also be made through the following supporting churches, or you may have your donation delivered to the church by the store where you made you purchase if they offer that service. Please be sure to let us know what day and time they will deliver. Thank you for your support to the Unionville Food Pantry and the clients we serve.

    New Life Community Church - (724) 846-7552  http://www.newlifecommunitychurch.faith/

    Lighthouse Lutheran Church - (724) 898-4673  http://www.lighthouselutheran.org/

    New Sewickley Presbyterian Church - (724) 846-5734  https://www.nspchurch.org/

    Oak Grove Lutheran Church - (724) 774-6410  http://www.oakgrovelc.org

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church - (724) 728-3881  https://princeofpeacefreedom.com/

    St. John's United Evangelical Church (Burry's) - (724) 452-6941  http://burryschurch.org

    Unionville United Methodist Church - (724) 843-0862   http://www.unionvilleumc.org