Angel Food Ministries Helps Families
In this economic downturn, many families need to tighten their belts in all areas including groceries. Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing financial support in the form of food relief to communities throughout the United States.
With multiple distribution sites in Kern County, families can order a medium-sized box of food for $30 that contains top quality food staples from every food group including chicken or beef, milk, eggs, vegetables, and other nutritious items. One box of food feeds a family of four for about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. The menu varies each month and consists of both fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of approximately $60.
Because there are no applications or qualifications for eligibility, any family can participate in Angel Food Ministries with no limit to the quantity of boxes per individual. The food is purchased directly from some of the top suppliers in the country.
"We offer each and every family who comes to us an opportunity to put a decent meal on the table, no matter what their financial situation," says Mike Wood of Angel Food Ministries. "We are especially honored to be able to provide a protein-rich diet for many families who wouldn't otherwise purchase meat."