By: Shelley Bortz/KDKA-TV News
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (KDKA) – A local woman is on a mission to serve the hungry.
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For the past five years, Marlene Banks has been serving the community a hot meal with the help of her son and grandchildren. For no other reason than the goodness of her heart and love for her community.
“You don’t have to be homeless to be hungry,” Banks said.
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As soon as 6 p.m. hits, Banks and her crew are busy at Welcome to the Table. Every Wednesday, the group serves a hot meal through a pickup service at Sto-Rox High School. One after the other comes faster than it can be served.
It was an idea five years ago that grew into something much bigger than was ever imagined. Banks, a longtime McKees Rocks resident and district employee, said she wanted to serve her community in some way.
She told her son what she was thinking and he got in. Since then, the family has hosted Wednesday dinners for anyone who wants or needs
“Our donations come from people with good hearts,” Banks said. “Our community, some of our businesses, some organizations and when we’re down, myself. Our team members, we’re not afraid to get involved and make sure people have food every week.”
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The family is busy all week planning the menu, shopping and preparing the food. It’s a huge commitment, but Banks said it’s a blessing.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/04/06/mckees-rocks-woman-on-mission-to-serve-the-hungry/ McKee’s Rocks Woman on a Mission to Serve the Hungry – CBS Pittsburgh