WHITE OAK, PA (KDKA) – A local nonprofit organization provides services to people in need.
If you drive down Lincoln Way in White Oak, you will see the city post office along a busy corridor. But inside they deliver more than just letters and packages.
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The space is also shared by the McKeesport Agape Center, an organization that provides services and support to neighbors in need.
The center also doubles as a food distribution center where people, other agencies and organizations can donate supplies. KDKA’s Kym Gable spoke to the couple who run the Agape Center, Kelly and Mike Doyle.
Kelly said a big part of her mission is delivering groceries to families who don’t have transportation.
“When we pull up in certain parts of the city, the children cheer that the grocery bank is here. If this ever happens to you, never stop doing it, ”said Kelly.
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The idea of helping others started as a Facebook page. Then the family began keeping supplies and groceries in their home. They soon realized that they needed a bigger space, and so they were able to move into the building that also houses the USPS office by postal contract.
Then the pandemic hit.
“Then we send messages to the community. That was when we found out how many people need food, and a lot of it has to do with COVID. But we find that it’s more than just that, ”said Mike.
The building is also home to the MAC Cafe, which serves coffee and pastries. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to the McKeesport Agape Center. The organization is preparing for their Easter event and raising funds to make sure every family has food for the holidays.
You can learn more about their mission here.
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