Friday, January 18, 2008

PTCUMC Now Hosting Food Distribution Ministry

Beginning in February, Peachtree City United Methodist Church will serve as the first host site for Angel Food Ministries in Peachtree City. Angel Food Ministries (AFM) is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that began in 1994 as a small outreach ministry serving a rural community in Georgia. Their goal was to help people who needed a hand up in a tough economic time. Today, Angel Food Ministries can be found in over 3,200 communities in 35 states and helps feed over 500,000 families a month.

PTCUMC will partner with Angel Food to help distribute food to families in need in the Peachtree City area. For $30 a family can purchase a box of food containing both fresh and frozen items that would cost $50 or more at local stores. The menu, which changes each month, is published in both English and Spanish on the AFM website at so that it can be viewed prior to placing an order. The February box will contain 11 lbs of beef, chicken and pork, 7 lbs of fresh and frozen vegetables and fruit, a jar of peanut butter, a box of soup mix, one box of cereal, a package of dried beans and one dessert.

By purchasing the basic box, you are then eligible to order one or more monthly special. In February there are three specials:

· 6.5lb Steak and Meat Combo, $20

· 3.75lb Prime Rib Steak Box, $19

· 10lb Chicken Combo Box, $18

The public is invited to make food orders in person at PTCUMC on either of two dates each month, which will be about two weeks before the delivery date, with payment in cash or food stamps (EBT) at the time the order is placed. Orders for the February shipment will be taken at the PTCUMC Children and Youth Campus, 400 Windgate Rd, on these dates:

· Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

· Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8:30 - 10:00 AM

Paid orders must be picked up on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9:00 - 10:30 AM, at 400 Windgate Rd. At that time menus, order dates and the delivery date for the month of March will be available.

For further information, contact the church at 770-487-6499 or visit the church website at

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