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Food Pantry Enrollments Are Being Accepted at Focus on Renewal

Focus On Renewal (FOR) is accepting new enrollments for its emergency food pantry, located in the agency’s community center at 701 Chartiers Avenue in McKees Rocks. Eligibility is based on: Income Income must be under 150% of poverty, which is $1,396 per month for one person or $2,881 for a family of four; and Residency Individuals and families must reside in McKees Rocks Borough or Stowe Township (but not in Hays Manor, Pleasant Ridge, Meyers Ridge or Usana Village housing communities, which have their own food pantries). Individuals and families who qualify are eligible to pick up food one time each month. Focus On Renewal’s distribution days are Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 – 4 p.m. According to Sr. Sarah Crotty, FOR’s Associate Director, those who qualify may visit FOR’s food pantry once a month, receive food from the monthly Produce to People program and still receive food stamps; however, they may only receive food distributions from one pantry.  Phone number and hours of the FOR Community Center: 412-771-6460 Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers and donations (food and money) are always welcome. # A member agency of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Focus On Renewal has served the Sto-Rox community and surrounding areas since 1969. The agency’s programs include its community center, which houses its emergency food pantry and free weekday lunch program; the Father Ryan Arts Center; Family Foundations/Early Head Start Center; Positive Parenting Program; FOR Sto-Rox Library; Sto-Rox Community Federal Credit Union; Sto-Rox Family Health Center; and Sto-Rox High Rise. For details on FOR’s myriad of services, visit or call 412-771-6460.

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