Community Fridge – Penn Hills Library

Community Fridge

Important announcement for February 2024!

Say "Hello!" to the Penn Hills Library Community Fridge!

About the Community Fridge

The Penn Hills Library Community Fridge is an ongoing library resource available to our patrons. We keep our fridge and freezer stocked with fresh veggies, meal kits, milk and dairy products, juice, and so much more. On our pantry shelves you'll be able to find anything from canned goods, snacks, and breakfast items to pads, tampons, and diapers!

We are partnering with local organizations including the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Aldi, SHEETZ, Dollar General, 412 Food Rescue, the Good Food Project, Grow Pittsburgh, and Panera Bread!

Thanks to the help of our community partners, we are always adding new items to the shelves. Our main restock days are listed below.

In addition, we now have a Community Fridge book shelf with a variety of titles about mutual aid, food justice, and much more! These books are located on our lower level next to our Local Authors section. Feel free to check out any of these books at any time!

Data Collection + Policy Changes

Beginning in March 2024, we are making some slight changes to comply with our suppliers at the food bank. Read more about it below, or by downloading the document here!

Restock Schedule

Beginning November 1st, 2023, we are changing distributions to our Winter Hours! Distribution days stay the same, but we shifted the hours to allow patrons to wait inside the library instead of outside in the cold. The new distribution times are as follows:

Wednesdays - 5:30 PM

Fridays - 11:00AM

Donations & Volunteering

We are always looking for ways to expand and improve, so if you are interested in donating to the program or volunteering with us, just call the library at 412-775-4700, or email us at