|Angel Food Ministries Supports National Hunger Action Month in September|
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|Written by Heather Waldo|
|Friday, 19 August 2011 08:23|
Food Ministry Donates Food Packages to Those in Need
MONROE, GA August 18 – Angel Food Ministries (AFM), the nation’s largest nonprofit food ministry, will join in supporting national Hunger Action Month in September. Every month AFM donates more than 600 of its food packages free to those in need while also offering food packages at 30-50% off retail prices to anyone. AFM recently donated more than 11 tons of food to tornado victims in Joplin, MO.
“Hunger continues to affect millions of Americans day in and day out. Nearly 15 percent (17.4 million) of U.S. households are food insecure and have difficulty providing enough food for all members of their family,” said Pastor Wes Wingo, AFM chief information officer and CEO of Ministry Development. “Children make up an important percentage of those who are food insecure and every month we donate at least 200 of our No Child Goes Without food packages.
“During these challenging economic times, it is even more difficult for those in need to provide nutritious food to their families,” Pastor Wingo said. “Every month we donate gift cards for our Sponsor Armed Services Families program as well as hundreds of our Bread of Life Signature food boxes.”
Founded in 1994, AFM serves hundreds of thousands of customers in 45 states through some 5,000 churches. Anyone can order AFM food packages and SNAP (food stamp) participants can use their EBT cards to purchase food packages. There are no qualifications, income criteria or forms to fill out. Food packages can be ordered online,by phoning 1-888-819-3745 or through local churches. To locate your nearest host site and/or to order online, visit www.angelfoodministries.com and click on “Order Online.”
Headquartered in Monroe GA, AFM offers a dozen standard food packages and a number of specialty packages at great discounts because it purchases food in bulk, does not have retail space and labor costs, does not advertise, uses less packaging, and benefits from the labor of some 40,000 volunteers at their partner churches.
Each month AFM compares prices item by item at major retailers in the 45 states it serves. In a recent price comparison, Angel Food’s Bread of Life Signature Box, which sells for $35, was priced for as much as $79 retail. AFM’s Bountiful Blessing Box, which sells for $46, was priced for as much as $114 retail. Prices are compared with major grocery and discount retailers and vary by marketplace.
“Angel Food is dedicated to helping those in need while also benefiting those churches and organizations we partner with,” Pastor Wingo said. “We have returned nearly $24 million to our partner churches and every month bring more individuals into their churches than any other single organization in America.”AFM is non-denominational and does not require religious faith to order their food packages.
AFM also does not rely on donations -- less than 1 percent of AFM revenues come from donations. To review this month’s menu and gather more information, please visit: www.angelfoodministries.com.
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