Food now accepting food stamps
Wanda English Burnett, Editor
Many families in Ripley County have taken advantage of a program
that offers quality groceries at an affordable price. The Angel
Food Ministries program was first introduced by the Goodpasters
Frank and Paula, who simply wanted to help others.
There are no hidden glitches, no criteria to be met to purchase
the food and the program is nonprofit. For just $25.00, youll
get 4 lbs. chicken thighs, 12 inch supreme pizza, 2 lb. Banquet
lasagna dinner, 1 lb. chicken breast fajitas, 12 oz. philly steak
portions, 2 lb. popcorn chicken, 16 oz. smoked sausage, vegetables
and much more. This is part of the July menu that can be ordered
at the Ripley County Fairground Park on Thursday, June 28 from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, June 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. You pay
when you order and may do so by check, cash, money order and now
food stamps. Pick up date is July 14 also at the fairground park.
This month an extra day to order is being offered. This is especially
for those wanting to use food stamps. On July 3 from 10 a.m. until
noon, you can place an order at The Upper Room Fellowship located
at 833 E. SR 48, 2 miles west of Highway 129 or two miles east
of 229, outside of Napoleon.
The Goodpasters pastor this church and say they are so thankful
for the support they get from their congregation.
Last month 353 units of food, along with 213 specials (a special
is a package of meat that is offered monthly in addition to the
food unit) were picked up on distribution day.
Not only does the program offer affordable food, it makes it possible
for those in dire need to receive food absolutely free. Heres
how it works. For every 50 units ordered, one free unit is shipped.
We donate those to needy families and the two food banks
in Osgood - The Fishes & Loaves and the Trustees Food
Store, noted the Goodpasters.
They feel the program is a blessing and know it has helped people
who really need it.
If your church or organization is interested in learning more,
youre invited to come and learn about the program on July
14. There are a host of churches who have provided volunteers
since the inception of the program. There are no religious barriers
with Methodist, Baptist, Independent, Catholic, Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, and others coming on board. We
simply couldnt do it without these wonderful volunteers,
Paula noted, saying they are blessings at work.
We want people to know this is not a handout, Paula
included. This is a faith-based program that began in a church
in Georgia and has spread throughout the U.S. There are no income
guidelines, everyone is invited to take advantage of the good
For more information call the Goodpasters at 812-852-2223.