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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The Wilkinsburg Community Ministry ensures that all Wilkinsburg residents, young and old, can receive hunger relief services, emergency energy assistance, and proper nutrition and clothing so that every resident’s basic needs of food, clothing, and comfort are met.

Results: Currently calculating 2007 statistics. TBA

Target demographics: Low income families in the Wilkinsburg area who are in need of emergency food assistance & utility assistance. We also offer Meals on Wheels to seniors in the Wilkinsburg area. We also provide/prepare supper for At-Risk after school programs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: TBA

Geographic areas served: Wilkinsburg Residents

Programs: WCM has partnered with several local agencies to provide meals to youth in after-school, summer, and developmental health programs. WCM buys the food and employs a part-time cook and cook’s assistant to plan, prepare and deliver nutritional meals. 
WCM prepares meals for five area programs for at-risk youth and youth with developmental challenges. Programs include the PLEA school, the Boys and Girls Club of Wilkinsburg, Edgewood Presbyterian's FROGS program, Youth Places summer programming, and the Wilkinsburg Youth Police Academy. Over 180 youth received well-balanced, nutritional meals through this program. Over 13,000 meals were prepared from September 2008 to August 2009. The Youth Meal Partnership provides a way for partner agencies to be able to provide low-cost meals to the youth in their program, thus allowing their programs to benefit the community by keeping youth healthy and providing them with educational activities and adult supervision. 

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This review from the Board of WCM is in response to the review below. WCM is here to welcome all clients, regardless of circumstance, serving 30,335 meals to over 70 senior citizens, 295 at-risk youth and providing hunger relief and urban survival services to 2,172 clients in Wilkinsburg, PA. Our goal is for our staff to treat everyone with fairness and courtesy. The WCM Board of Directors apologizes to "upsetresidentinneed" and hopes he/she knows he/she is welcome to visit us again.

We regret that any client would feel that they have been treated rudely or in any inappropriate manner when in need of WCM services. The Executive Director and Board are available to help anyone that feels they have been treated unfairly.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

First off this place is located at 704 Wood St in Wilkinsburg, PA. This is a non- profit organization that is supposed to help the residents in need of some type of assistance. Now I can understand that people sometimes have bad days, but I had to call everyday just to be turned down and told to call back tomorrow. This lasted for 2 weeks until I finally just went in without calling. While I was interviewing and showing paperwork to the guy, who is also not to friendly but tolerable, I could hear the women turning down another resident in need. The service is unacceptable and unprofessional. The women that answers the phone is EXTREMELY RUDE, no customer service skills at all and her favorite line is "I dont know, try again tomorrow". The people that are recommended to go there are having financial difficulties and in most situations these are emergency circumstances, and they really dont care to keep turning down people knowing that the program funds run out rather fast.. If you are in this situation and are recommended to go there it may be worth the while to travel to another location.. Hopefully, God willing I will never be in this situation again but if so I will NOT be going back there.. And just a reminder the WOMEN IN THERE ARE HORRIBLY NASTY AND RUDE WITH THE WORST ATTITUDES EVER.. BEWARE YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!