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A New Day for St Mary's Reading: Angel Food Ministries

In response to current economic conditions and lengthy unemployment lines, St. Mary's Church has realized there is a great need in the city of Reading for some kind of food ministry benefiting all members of the community. Angel Food Ministries is one example of a way to provide quality, affordable food, which is part of the core of Christian mission.

Angel Food provides individuals and families with fresh, brand name food for a fraction of the retail price. By purchasing food in bulk, directly from some of the top suppliers in the country, food is discounted by up to 50 percent of retail. Angel Food Ministries is now offering a new selection of prepackaged boxes with more protein items. They contain top quality food staples from every food group, including chicken or beef, milk, eggs, vegetables and fruits. Each of the regular boxes of food feeds a family of four for about one week or a single individual for almost a month. The menu selections vary each month, and consist of both fresh and frozen items, saving Americans money with no sacrifice to quality.

Angel Food Ministries’ service is available to anyone wanting to stretch their food dollars. There are no income requirements or program qualifications. We accept Food Stamps. There are no limits to the quantity of boxes per individual, nor are there any applications or qualifications for eligibility.

Here’s a link for the August menu:

Order  by calling Scott Chambers at: 484-333-8877 at the following times:
     August 10th from 5pm – 7:30pm
     August 13th from 9am – 12 noon
     August 17th from 5pm – 7:30pm
     August 20th from 9am – 12 noon
On August 27th we will pick up the boxes at a central location at 6:30 a.m. Ordered boxes will then be available for pick up at St. Mary’s Church, 100 W. Windsor St., Reading, PA 19601 on Saturday, August 27th beginning between 8:00-8:30am. Some boxes will be VERY frozen and can go about 6 hours without refrigeration.

Anyone who wishes to learn more may go to St. Mary's website and click on the Angel Food Ministry tab. You may also call Scott Chambers directly at 484-333-8877.


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