Last week I was invited to share a meal with a young family of four. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with salad, vegetables and the best pork chops I have tasted in many years.
The husband had recently found work again after being a victim of "downsizing" and was out of work for over a year. The wife has been working reduced hours, nearly half what she used to work. It goes without saying that their funds are in short supply, and they are doing the best they can.
I found out later that they have been purchasing much of their food from an organization called Angel Food Ministries. I had not heard of it before, so I looked it up on the internet. This group sells boxes of food in various assortments, priced to compare favorably over purchasing at grocery stores. The Signature Box is sized to feed a family of four for one week. It contains an average of $60 in food and is priced at $30. See the December Menu.
Current economic conditions have made things difficult for people of all income levels and Angel Food packages are available to everyone, without discrimination. You can find out more about Angel Food Ministries, and perhaps place an order here. Their distribution sites are spread out all over the United States.
If you should know of a family who would benefit from this program, I hope you will share the information with them.