Organization allows families to buy food for less - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Organization allows families to buy food for less

Dozens of families in Kentuckiana are buying quality food for half the money through an organization called Angel food ministries.

Mac and Wanda McGuire are retired and on a fixed income.  The couple gets their food from Angel Food Ministries.

"We just couldn't afford to buy this kind of stuff," said Wanda.

For $30 you get a box full of food.

"What we got for $30 would cost us probably $60 at least if you went to a brand store," said Mac.

Every month the food is trucked in from a warehouse in Georgia.  To drop-off sites at churches across the country.

"We go to a distribution site in Louisville," said Todd Young, with the State Street Baptist Church.

Young is the Minister of Education at State Street Baptist Church in New Albany.  It's one of several Kentuckiana drop-off sites.

"People come to the church and we pack up the food for them in boxes and they take it home," said Young.

With sky high gas prices and the economy, Young says they're seeing a lot of new faces each month.

"People from all walks of life are able to participate in our Angel Food Ministries," said Young.

This month's order couldn't have come at a better time for Mac and Wanda McGuire.

"We were without power for seven days and seven hours," said Mac.

This month's wind storm and power outage cause them to lose a freezer full of food.

"We took almost 400 lbs. of meat down and put it in the dumpster," said Mac.

The churches take orders in person every Sunday night. You can pay by cash or they also accept food stamps.

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