Healthy Food Center

Fitting healthy, whole foods into your diet offers a wealth of health benefits. But it can also get expensive. If your budget makes it difficult for you to make healthy food choices, we can help.

At the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Healthy Food Center, we provide free healthy food options and nutrition counseling in the greater Pittsburgh community. We aim to make nutritious meals a reality for more families — regardless of your financial situation.

What is the Healthy Food Center?

We created the Healthy Food Center to make sure our patients have access to healthy foods and nutrition counseling to help manage their overall health, no matter their income or budget. We partner with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to provide healthy food choices to people in need. Learn how to participate.

Healthy Food Center locations

The Healthy Food Center is located beside West Penn Hospital. Our address is:

Healthy Food Center - West Penn Hospital
School of Nursing (back entrance)
4921 Mend Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

(412) 578-5922

Healthy Food Center - Allegheny General Hospital
Allegheny Professional Building
First Floor, Suite 103
490 East North Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

(412) 359-4030

Healthy Food Center – Allegheny Valley Hospital
Café Conference Room
1301 Carlisle Room
Natrona Heights, PA 15065

(724) 226-7435

Healthy Food Center - Jefferson Hospital
Medical Office Building
575 Coal Valley Road
Suite 200, Second Floor
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

(412) 469-7030

Healthy Food Center - Forbes Hospital
Professional Office Building One, Ground Floor
2566 Haymaker Road
Monroeville, PA 15146

(412) 858-7588

Healthy Food Center - Saint Vincent Hospital
Medical Office Building
Professional Building-Lower Level
311 W. 24th Street
Erie PA 16502

(814) 452-7043

Healthy Food Center hours

Our operating hours are:

  • Monday: 9:00 AM –4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 1:00 –4:00 PM
    (Closed for nutrition counseling 9:00 AM –1:00 PM)
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM –4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM –1:00 PM
    (Closed for nutrition counseling 1:00 PM –4:00 PM)
  • Friday: 9:00 AM –4:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

What to expect during your first visit to the Healthy Food Center

At your first visit, one of our registered dietitians will ask you about your dietary needs and guide you through our center. This visit will last about 30 minutes.

You will leave with enough fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious items to last you for two to three days.

You can also receive free one-on-one nutrition counseling. During this session, we will teach you how to make healthy choices that match your tastes and target any medical conditions that affect you.

Our services: learn the basics of healthy eating

As part of the AHN Center for Inclusion Health, the Healthy Food Center provides a variety of free nutritious food choices while helping you adopt sustainable eating habits that work for your schedule and lifestyle. Our registered dietitians offer practical tips on a wide range of healthy eating topics, including:

  • Family-friendly recipe ideas
  • How to shop for healthy foods while on a budget
  • Cooking with less common fruits and vegetables and other whole foods
  • Preparing healthy recipes that fit your family’s tastes
  • Health and weight management