According to the The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Project’s Disadvantage Map, well over a third of families in Homewood South live below the poverty line (based on 2014-2018 ACS Estimates). The need for supportive services in the community grew as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.
Additionally, 52.6% of households in Homewood South do NOT have regular access to a vehicle. This means that in order to get groceries, many families rely on walking, public transportation, or costly ride sharing.
BCM brings fresh produce, pantry items, and hot meals to Homewood and distributes them free of charge to anyone in need.