Tonight Melody and I went over the Laurel Church of Nazarene and placed our first order from Angel Food Ministries. This is a food ministry based out of Monroe, GA (near Atlanta). It started in 1994 attempting to service families affected by recent plant closings. It grew to where they now serve 500,000 families a month.
There were no income qualifications to participate, well actually there aren’t any qualifications. You simply have to order what they call the “regular box” which they say is enough food to feed a family of 4 for a week. The cost of the regular box is $30, which according to Angel Food is retail valued at around $60. After ordering one regular box, you are fee to take advantage of the other box specials or you can order additional regular boxes. For senior citizens, you can order a “senior box” which contains 10 fully cooked meals geared with the seniors’ diet in mind. Those are priced at $28.
This is our first time ordering. Because we slightly exceed the “family of four” size, we ordered two regular boxes. The boxes are being delivered on October 25, so sometime after that I will give you a “critique” of the food. Yes, that will be my Sussex County born’n’raised critique.
The Angel Food Ministries web site is here. On there you can view information about the ministry, their current menu, and find a host site if you don’t live in Laurel. Melody and I took a look and found that as of now there are three locations in Sussex County: Laurel, Georgetown, and Roxana. Behind the Iron Curtain we found one in Princess Anne. I would imagine that there will be more popping up locally.