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Hello! We are raising funds for an essential resource in the McKees Rocks / Stowe Township (Sto-Rox) community to help fight hunger, the Welcome To The Table ProjectWE ARE A 501 c3 NON-PROFIT. YOUR DONATION IS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! Please read to learn more about the wonderful work we are doing...

The Welcome To The Table Project was established in October 2017 and began serving in January 2018, when long-time resident and community advocate Mrs. Marlene Banks wanted to address food insecurities in her community. The Welcome to the Table Project provides residents a hot meal with the compassion, dignity and respect they deserve. 

Currently, the hot, "grab and go" meals are served every Wednesday from the cafeteria at the Sto-Rox High School. All are welcome. Mrs. Banks organized an exceptional team of volunteers that brought their time, talent and treasure to this endeavor and strongly believe "you don't have to be homeless to be hungry." 

Since its inception in 2018, over 10,000 hot meals and 700 breakfast bags have been provided to individuals, families and students in the community. Originally, this amazing project began serving sit-down hot meals for 25-40 residents. However, the COVID-19 pandemic promptly changed the dynamic of this project from a sit-down to a grab-n-go. However, the number of residents currently being served has grown and is providing a hot meal to more than 100 residents weekly. It's amazing!

While the Welcome to the Table Project is happy for the increase in the number of residents being served, the funds necessary to continue the project have slowly diminished. Although donations from the community, business owners and local churches have helped make the Welcome to the Table Project possible, the rise in food and supply costs have prompted all of the volunteers to donate more of their own funds to purchase the food and supplies necessary for this project to continue. Finding the funds to help support the Welcome to the Table Project has become a real challenge. 

We are asking for donations to help the Welcome to the Table Project continue its important work in the Sto-Rox community. Your donation will help provide the food and supplies (containers, paper product, etc.) and allow the project to meet the increased demand. Donating to this project is crucial. We need to be able to continue to help fight hunger in this community, but we need your help!

To learn more about the Welcome to the Table Project, please click on the following link to view the recent news story from KDKA: McKees Rocks Woman on Mission 

Thank you for taking the time to read about this wonderful project and hope you will consider making a donation today.
Mrs. Marlene Banks, and the Welcome to the Table Project Team


  • Stewart Agreen
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Jessica Golling
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Matt Davis
    • $250 
    • 5 mos
  • Victoria Smith
    • $40 
    • 6 mos
  • Gary Peakes
    • $100 
    • 11 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Kimberly Rogers
Stowe Township, PA
Marlene Banks

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