Community Care
Commitment to the Communities we Love

Our parents, Elwood and Rosella,taught us to be helpful and a partner in our communities. We are passionate about food, local family business and the greater Pittsburgh community.

For decades we have promoted local growers, farmers and artisans. We are meticulous about the food we select so that we can support the good health of customers. We focus on being  responsible business owners by supporting local farms and businesses. These efforts allow us to contribute to the health of our environment by reducing waste and pollution that is created from shipping mainstream products from overseas.

McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores have been a part of the Pittsburgh community since 1946. We area great neighbors and give back through our 50/50 donation program, worship script program, community events and fund raiser food sales.

Partners in the Community
Congratulations to team members as well as our Vendor, Bob's Market and Greenhouse in the Strip (formerly Tedescos) for helping to raise much needed funding to end breast cancer in the Pittsburgh area through the Glimmer of Hope Foundation. 
We are also a proud supporter of  Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank's Three Rivers Table program.  Three Rivers Table is a prepared food rescue program in which we donate food that we have not sold throughout the day.  Last year alone McGinnis Sisters donated over 12,000 pounds to the Three Rivers Table program. This food was delivered directly to on site feeding programs like soup kitchens and after school programs.
Donations & Sponsorships

If your organization would like to request a donation from McGinnis Sisters, we are happy to consider your request. Please plan ahead all small donation requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. 

If your charitable organization, school, church or community organization is located within 10 miles of one of our stores, there are several ways we can help.

  1. The 50/50 option. We will match your dollar amount for a gift basket or gift card for your event or fundraiser. For example, if your organization puts $25.00 towards a gift basket or gift card, we will match that amount and design a basket worth $50.00 or give you a gift card for $50.00. The maximum amount that we will match is $25.00

  2. $1.00 off Coupons. McGinnis Sisters will supply up to 100 - $1.00 off coupons for your event

  3. Church or School Script Program. Any church or school may contact McGinnis Sisters and get involved in our script program. We discount church or school gift cards 5% on purchases of $1,000 or more. One week notice is required to activate cards and may be ordered in any denomination combination.

Please mail or fax requests on your organization letterhead along with your 501(c)(3) tax exempt number to:

Marlene Gibson
McGinnis Sisters
3825 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
(412) 884-2323 x 124
Fax (412) 884-0331


Interested in hoagies, keilbassi or hot dogs sales for your organization?  Contact Cathy Lougran at or Carl Pursh at and lets discuss what might be possible.  Here, we sold hoagies through a major corporation in downtown Pittsburgh for their Breast Cancer Month fund raising. 

Community Events

We create successful events with you in our parking lot or cafe to raise awareness for your mission.  Contact Noreen Campbell and lets see what we can create together!    Photo Right: Mars Boy Scout Troop 400 and e-loop electronic recycling day (20,000 lbs recycled!) 

Below: Hello Bully and Butler County Humane Societ Pet Charity Day


What We are Unable to Do:

We cannot permit solicitation (leafleting, selling candy, selling flowers, etc.) on our property by any organization, for any purpose. In addition, we are unable to give to:

  • Individuals: However, we do give to organizations that help individuals.
  • Employee recognition events.
  • Political organizations or lobbying groups.
  • Pageants.
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