Raleigh church offers discounted groceries

Posted January 17, 2009 10:57 p.m. EST

— A local church is helping families fill their kitchens.

St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Raleigh is the local distribution center for Angel Food Ministries, a program designed to help people, who don’t necessarily qualify for other help, get groceries.

The program distributes food monthly to families in need. Families pay $20 for about $70 to $100 worth of food.

Families can pay for food with cash, money orders or EBT food stamps.

Convenience packages of easily prepared meals are available for senior citizens living on their own, organizers said.

All food must be pre-ordered at the church prior to monthly pickup. Orders are taken Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – noon and on Tuesday nights from 7 – 8 p.m.

Orders for the February distribution must be placed by Feb. 16.