Soup Kitchen in Latrobe

Soup Kitchen in Latrobe

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why

Irwin, PA

#1 Oct 20, 2010
Why When we are trying to get buisness in Latrobe,the parking situation is bad enough, would we scare people away with putting a soup kitchen in? Now that i have to park so far away and walk to my job due to the parking or lack there of in latrobe I have noticed how many non workers we have standing on the corners or hanging out at the fountain, why would we want more of this. We need people who are going to spend money not cost us money!
HAHA

Mckeesport, PA

#2 Oct 20, 2010
Well it was started by a pastor that was fired from his old pastor job for allegedly stealing money. He seems to cater to teens which is suspect as well. He "ministers" at the old mozart house place. And, notice I said allegedly. I've heard other less than stellar things about this guy but wont go into any more detail concerning those charges.
WOW

Greensburg, PA

#3 Oct 20, 2010
Wow...really? You feel that feeding the unfortunate in our community is a bad idea? I know I will sleep better knowing that less children's bellies are grumbling with hunger when they go to bed. Why don't you try going hungry for just one day. I dare you! Don't eat for an entire 24 hours. See how it feels! God Bless the new Soup Kitchen for following in Jesus' footsteps!
RKL Photography

Blairsville, PA

#4 Oct 20, 2010
The kitchen is located two doors down from my office, but honestly, I am ok with it. With such a bad economy and unemployment so high, I wouldn't want anyone, especially children to go hungry. I have never been over to that church to see what they are doing for the community, but if they are helping the less fortunate then they have my support.

Each year my business buys some presents for individuals in care homes with no family and this year we may add some food donations for the holidays.
How

United States

#5 Oct 20, 2010
why wrote:
Why When we are trying to get buisness in Latrobe,the parking situation is bad enough, would we scare people away with putting a soup kitchen in? Now that i have to park so far away and walk to my job due to the parking or lack there of in latrobe I have noticed how many non workers we have standing on the corners or hanging out at the fountain, why would we want more of this. We need people who are going to spend money not cost us money!
How is a soup kitchen costing you money ?
Karma

United States

#6 Oct 20, 2010
why wrote:
Why When we are trying to get buisness in Latrobe,the parking situation is bad enough, would we scare people away with putting a soup kitchen in? Now that i have to park so far away and walk to my job due to the parking or lack there of in latrobe I have noticed how many non workers we have standing on the corners or hanging out at the fountain, why would we want more of this. We need people who are going to spend money not cost us money!
You never know, YOU might be hungry someday.
Warm hands

Greensburg, PA

#7 Oct 20, 2010
HAHA wrote:
He seems to cater to teens which is suspect as well. I've heard other less than stellar things about this guy but wont go into any more detail concerning those charges.
A minister surrounding himself with young kids, that has a familiar ring to it. I wouldn't pass my kids off to worship there.

Since: Oct 10

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#8 Oct 20, 2010
Warm hands wrote:
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A minister surrounding himself with young kids, that has a familiar ring to it. I wouldn't pass my kids off to worship there.
Please do not pass on gossip. Unless you have facts, don't ruin a person's reputation by heresay.
Warm hands

Greensburg, PA

#9 Oct 20, 2010
What gossip am I spreading, I was replying to someone else's post. According to those who posted before me, his reputation was already suspect?
Mark McMahon

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Oct 20, 2010
Hello all,
I am the pastor of the church who has started this soup kitchen. I'm actually happy to hear of your concerns and comments about this as it will give our leadership an opportunity to work proactively to address them before they cause problems. Perhaps that it should be noted that we've been doing food assistance ministry out of The Mozart House for the past 3 months, and we've not been approached a single time about traffic issues, or any other problem that the crowd has caused. In large part, this ministry was started to serve our neighbors that are in the apartments within blocks of our facility. Because of this, the vast majority of the people whom we serve walk to our location. Additionally, our hours of operation will be in the evening when the surrounding parking lots are empty for the most part. Our goal is simple. We want to serve one hot, healthy meal per day seven days a week. We simply feel that hunger is an intolerable and fixable issue in our city. We only want to see our friends and neighbors fed.
Grace and Peace
RKL Photography

Blairsville, PA

#11 Oct 20, 2010
Mark McMahon wrote:
Hello all,
I am the pastor of the church who has started this soup kitchen. I'm actually happy to hear of your concerns and comments about this as it will give our leadership an opportunity to work proactively to address them before they cause problems. Perhaps that it should be noted that we've been doing food assistance ministry out of The Mozart House for the past 3 months, and we've not been approached a single time about traffic issues, or any other problem that the crowd has caused. In large part, this ministry was started to serve our neighbors that are in the apartments within blocks of our facility. Because of this, the vast majority of the people whom we serve walk to our location. Additionally, our hours of operation will be in the evening when the surrounding parking lots are empty for the most part. Our goal is simple. We want to serve one hot, healthy meal per day seven days a week. We simply feel that hunger is an intolerable and fixable issue in our city. We only want to see our friends and neighbors fed.
Grace and Peace
Mark,

If you are having a thanksgiving dinner for anyone in need, stop by my office and I will provide a few turkeys for you.
anonymous

Wayne, PA

#12 Oct 20, 2010
why wrote:
Why When we are trying to get buisness in Latrobe,the parking situation is bad enough, would we scare people away with putting a soup kitchen in? Now that i have to park so far away and walk to my job due to the parking or lack there of in latrobe I have noticed how many non workers we have standing on the corners or hanging out at the fountain, why would we want more of this. We need people who are going to spend money not cost us money!
The day when feeding the hungry and caring for those less fortunate than us becomes an "evil" and a topic in which to gossip and slander others who are trying to do good in this world...is a sad day for this country and humanity.
Unbelievable

Greensburg, PA

#13 Oct 20, 2010
Wow really? I went to Charter Oak Student Ministry for years and Mark has been the best pastor ever. The work he does at The Way is great. They are feeding hungry people and you worry about parking? You should go to The Way sunday morning to see what they are all about, and meet Mark before you go posting something crazy like this.
Redneck

Kittanning, PA

#14 Oct 20, 2010
Mark McMahon wrote:
Hello all,
I am the pastor of the church who has started this soup kitchen. I'm actually happy to hear of your concerns and comments about this as it will give our leadership an opportunity to work proactively to address them before they cause problems. Perhaps that it should be noted that we've been doing food assistance ministry out of The Mozart House for the past 3 months, and we've not been approached a single time about traffic issues, or any other problem that the crowd has caused. In large part, this ministry was started to serve our neighbors that are in the apartments within blocks of our facility. Because of this, the vast majority of the people whom we serve walk to our location. Additionally, our hours of operation will be in the evening when the surrounding parking lots are empty for the most part. Our goal is simple. We want to serve one hot, healthy meal per day seven days a week. We simply feel that hunger is an intolerable and fixable issue in our city. We only want to see our friends and neighbors fed.
Grace and Peace
How can people make donations for your place? This is the type of charity that I feel comfortable giving monetary donations. The big organizations like United Way, etc., have too many big salaries and agendas that siphon off too much money in my view.

You don't need a middle man to be kind to someone else when these types of activities (the soup kitchen) are locally available.
Mark McMahon

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Oct 21, 2010
We accept donations on site during our worship gatherings (Sundays 10:30am, Wed. 7pm). We also have partners around the world who mail us donations at P.O. Box 361 Latrobe, PA 15650. All checks made payable to "The Way". If you include your name and return address we will gladly send you a giving statement at year end so that you can claim your gifts as a tax deduction. We are also looking forward to the launch of our new website, in part, because it will include an "online giving" option through a company called Simple Give.

Our website is www.thewaychurchonline.com .

An older version of our website is currently assigned to this URL, but the new site will be live sometime this week.

Thanks for asking, and thanks for your support.
some girl

West Mifflin, PA

#16 Oct 21, 2010
RKL Photography wrote:
The kitchen is located two doors down from my office, but honestly, I am ok with it. With such a bad economy and unemployment so high, I wouldn't want anyone, especially children to go hungry. I have never been over to that church to see what they are doing for the community, but if they are helping the less fortunate then they have my support.
Each year my business buys some presents for individuals in care homes with no family and this year we may add some food donations for the holidays.
best thing for 333 maine street obers building maine street free food means more money for drugs and in walking distance a
some girl

West Mifflin, PA

#17 Oct 21, 2010
why wrote:
Why When we are trying to get buisness in Latrobe,the parking situation is bad enough, would we scare people away with putting a soup kitchen in? Now that i have to park so far away and walk to my job due to the parking or lack there of in latrobe I have noticed how many non workers we have standing on the corners or hanging out at the fountain, why would we want more of this. We need people who are going to spend money not cost us money!
agreed with why, latrobe is looking like the slums in pittsburgh, now all in the same block you can see it all, and somethings that you dont even want to see
some girl

West Mifflin, PA

#18 Oct 21, 2010
HAHA wrote:
Well it was started by a pastor that was fired from his old pastor job for allegedly stealing money. He seems to cater to teens which is suspect as well. He "ministers" at the old mozart house place. And, notice I said allegedly. I've heard other less than stellar things about this guy but wont go into any more detail concerning those charges.
look at all the other places that tried to make the mozart work, and they were for profit companies, so one can wonder where the dough is coming from to keep this up and running
some girl

West Mifflin, PA

#19 Oct 21, 2010
How wrote:
<quoted text>How is a soup kitchen costing you money ?
well people are afraid to walk past a large groupe of people standing on the steets, liek at the 333 place. now both sides of the maine street are hangouts for the cream of the crop
Latrobe resident

United States

#20 Oct 21, 2010
why wrote:
Why When we are trying to get buisness in Latrobe,the parking situation is bad enough, would we scare people away with putting a soup kitchen in? Now that i have to park so far away and walk to my job due to the parking or lack there of in latrobe I have noticed how many non workers we have standing on the corners or hanging out at the fountain, why would we want more of this. We need people who are going to spend money not cost us money!
Are you that well of that you can pass judgment on something that apparently only affects your walk from your precious car to your cushy job? I am a long time adult resident of the community and see tha not as many have been as fortunate as you. These people would love to their only worry be how far they have to walk from their parking space to their desk. LeNatures and Rolling Rock were vital pieces of our economy. Both of which are gone and those buildings were beginning to revitalze, but now Giant Eagle is pulling out of the area. They were bottling their water at the old LeNature's sight. Like many, I have shut my eyes to those struggling to feed their families and keep their roof over their head. Thanks to Pastor Mark my eyes are wide open now and my arms are spread to help these people. I volunteer at his pantry and will do so at the kitchen. I want to see people succeed in this community and if I can help that happen by helping them I will. And by the way, this oranization is costing neither you nor the taxpayers money. Not only is it a soup kitchen but it is a resource for people to rebuild their lives.

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