The Story of The Food Pantry 

In 2011, the bus servicing Coraopolis with Moon Township stopped their service which caused many residents to not be able to get help from a local food pantry. Citizens began coming to our office for help. Initially, the CCDC tried to provide transportation to help meet food needs, but over time it became apparent that we needed a solution in Coraopolis. CCDC created the Coraopolis Cooperative Food Pantry in 2012 through a partnership with Robert Morris University (RMU) students and a few local churches who had food programs. Thirteen RMU students helped create the pantry by designing the structure of the distributions, volunteering regularly, and helping to get other volunteers connected. The pantry opened serving about 35 families each month, but within a year grew to serving over 100 families each month. Over a decade later, the Coraopolis Food Pantry now serves over 400 families every month within the Coraopolis, Moon Township, Crescent Township, and Groveton Region. The pantry is part of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and relies on financial donations and food drives to meet the ever pressing food needs of the region.    

About Coraopolis Community Corporation

The Coraopolis Community Development Corporation (CCDC) has been serving and revitalizing the Coraopolis community since 2006. CCDC's first project was to purchase and begin restoration on the Coraopolis Train Station. CCDC also began serving the basic needs of the residents of Coraopolis through providing rental and utility assistance through partnerships with the Salvation Army, LiHEAP, and the Dollar Energy Fund.