July 3, 2008

Angel Food Offers Help

Is your family food budget stretched to the breaking point?

The Mount Joy branch of the Angel Food Ministries can help you out with low-cost market baskets of food and meats.

The non-profit offers two purchasing plans to people with pinched budgets.

The main unit, which costs $30, consists of 17 items ranging from frozen meats to pastas, vegetables and a dessert and can feed a family of four for one week. A second unit consists of various meats and costs $20.

Anyone interested in purchasing units in July can visit Florin Church of the Brethren, 815 Bruce Ave., Mount Joy, between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, or between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, July 12. Payment can be made by cash, money order or food stamps and is due when the order is placed.

Groceries will be available at the church for pickup Saturday, July 26.

Everyone is eligible to purchase the foods.

If you can eat, you qualify, said Bonnie Brinkman, the program's distribution coordinator.

Angel Food Ministries distributed 425 low-cost units of food to area residents Saturday.

For more information call Florin Church of the Brethren at 653- 1202.

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