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Angel Food Ministries provides food relief in Baldwinsville

Angel Food Ministries, a grocery alternative, is now available in Baldwinsville at Community Wesleyan Church.

Angel Food offers 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 provides dinner for a family of four for about a 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.

"We heard about this program and knew how helpful it would be to so many people. We're really excited to be a host site for Angel Food," said coordinator Jen Chwala. "And one of the best features is that there are no restrictions. Absolutely anyone can order boxes. There are no applications to fill out and no limitations on how many boxes you can order. You just pay with a check, money order, cash or food stamps when you place your order."

Pick up times are from 10:30 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month. Just walk through with a box and leave with your order.

Angel Food Ministries began in 1994 in the Monroe, GA area. Today hundreds of thousands of families across 35 states participate. Since inception, Angel Food Ministries has fed more than 20 million Americans. The food is purchased directly from some of the top suppliers in the country. Those who participate with Angel Food receive brand name food without worry about it being fresh. Aside from the main food box offered each month, there are also specialty boxes available. These include meat specials, a fresh fruit and vegetables box, occasional holiday boxes and a senior citizen box.

If you have questions or need to find out order dates for a particular month, call Community Wesleyan Church at 635-3501 or 638-2222 or visit communitywesleyanchurch.com for a list of order dates and times. Community Wesleyan Church is located at 112 Downer St. in the village of Baldwinsville.

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