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Angel Food Ministries order date set for Friday; new senior menu available

In May, several area churches began hosting Angel Food Ministries.
Based in Georgia, Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States.
Many people struggle each month to stretch their grocery budget, and area churches hope this program can provide some relief for area residents.
Angel Food is “restaurant grade” meat, frozen vegetables, fruits, dairy products and more, which are acquired through involvement with only the best producers/vendors of high quality name brand foods. It never includes “seconds” or “day old” products.
Each month, order forms including the menu will be made available through area churches for those who wish to purchase food that month.
A different menu is produced each month, at a cost of $30.
New this month is the senior menu, which contains 10 individual meals at a cost of $25. The purchase of these meals is not limited to senior citizens through, they can be purchased by anyone.
These individual meals are fully-cooked and labeled complete with heating instructions. Each meal has no added sodium, is low in fat and is nutritionally balanced with three ounces of protein, two vegetables or fruit and a starch.
Sample meals include: baked white fish with Asian sweet pepper sauce, fried rice, broccoli and pineapple chunks; beef meatloaf with brown herb gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, peas and mushrooms and wax beans and oven roasted turkey breast with sage gravy, dressing, creamed diced potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce.
Participants who order the main menu or the senior menu may also purchase monthly specials at a great price.
Orders must be pre-paid by the specified date and pick-up will be held at St. Matthew Church.
Payments accepted include money order, cash, or the Access Card.
Personal checks will not be accepted.
This month’s sign up date is Friday between 3 and 6 p.m. at St. Matthew Church. Order forms are available at the site. The distribution day will be Saturday, September 27 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church.
September’s menu includes: 1.5 lb. top sirloin strip steaks; 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast; 3 lb. breaded chicken chunks; 1.5 lb. boneless pork filet; 20 oz. supreme pizza; 1 lb. ground turkey; 1 lb. cheddar cheese bratwurst sausage; 1 lb. green beans; 1 lb. stir fry vegetables; 35 oz. crinkle cut fries;  32 oz. Borden 2 percent reduced fat shelf stable milk; 7.5 oz. macaroni and cheese; 15 oz. pork and beans; 7 oz. chicken-flavored rice and vermicelli; 1 lb. pinto beans; one dozen eggs and one dessert item.
The senior menu includes: chicken parmesan dinner; herb roasted chicken quarter dinner; BBQ chicken quarter dinner; baked white fish dinner; chicken cacciatore quarter dinner; roast beef and gravy dinner; beef meatloaf dinner; beef lasagna dinner; roasted turkey breast and dressing dinner and chicken stew with potatoes.
One or more specials are available to those who purchased the main menu or senior menu items.
September specials include: the 6 lb. assorted meat grill box for $20; the 5 lb. steak and meat combo box for $20; 10 lb. party wing for $20; 10 lb. “5 for 4” dinner box for $20 and a fresh fruit and veggie box for $19.
The assorted meat grill box includes 1.5 lb. ribeye steaks, 2 lb. boneless pork roast, 1.5 lb. beef short ribs and 1 lb. all beef burgers.
The steak and meat combo special includes 1.5 lb. Kansas City strips, 1.5 lb. bone-in ribeye steaks and 2 lb. all beef hamburger steaks.
The third special is 10 lb. of unbreaded IQF party-style chicken wings.
The 5 for 4 dinner box is five big 2 lb. dinner meals. Each will feed a family of four. All dinners are fully-cooked and just need to be heated and served. The meals include: 2 lb. stuffed green peppers with beef and rice, 2 lb. chicken breast with rice, broccoli and cheese, 2 lb. beef steak patties with gravy and onions, 2 lb. meatloaf and gravy and 2 lb. BBQ chicken with hickory sauce and mashed potatoes.
The final special is the fresh fruit and veggie box. It comes with a 3 lb. bag of Red Delicious apples, 4 lb. bag of California Valencia oranges, 2 lb. bag of large yellow onions, 1 lb. bag of carrots, 4 lb. bag of large Idaho baking potatoes, 1 large green cabbage, 4 Barlett pears, 4 Tennessee vine-ripened tomatoes, 1 celery stalk and 12 oz. of dried black beans.
When picking up and order, individuals must bring a large box or laundry basket to carry items.
Angel Food Ministries reserves the right to substitute any of the above items due to availability, cost and quality.
Interested individuals can place monthly orders at St. Matthew Church from 3 to 6 p.m. on September 12, October 10, November 7 and December 5.
Distribution dates at Harkins Hall at St. Matthew’s will be September 27, October 25, November 22 and December 20.
Actual pick-up times will be announced each month.
Volunteers are always needed for distributions days. Interested individuals are always welcome to help spread the news of Angel Food Ministries.
For more information, visit the website at