I recently posted about the gift of food. I realize that there are many, myself included, that are not able to flat out give money to help ease the hunger of another. There is an organization that will help you to feed yourself and others at the same time. That organization is Angel Food Ministries.
For every box of food that you purchase from them they will match that box of food and give it to a person or family that truly needs it. The cost is so minimal that it doesn't seem possible. The charge is $25 for a box of what they refer to as "restaurant grade" food that will provide dinner-plus for family of four for a week. Since this is a monthly endeavor, people will benefit all year long! They are also completely non-profit.
Now, before you dismiss this whole idea, check out the menu for January:
(6) 5 oz. Bacon-Wrapped Beef Filets
(1) 1.5 lb. Boneless Pork Roast
(1) 2 lb. Fully Cooked Frying Chicken
(1) 2 lb. Salisbury Steak Entrée
(1) 2 lb. Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast
(1) 1 lb. Flame-Broiled Meatballs
(1) 16 oz. Bean Soup Mix
(1) 26 oz. Pasta Sauce
(1) 16 oz. Pasta
(1) 7.5 oz. Mac & Cheese
(1) 24 oz. French Fries
(1) 16 oz. Green Peas and Carrots
(1) 15 oz. Diced Bartlett Pears
(1) 14 oz. Peanut Butter
(1) 8 oz. Pancake Mix
(1) Dessert Item
(1) 7 oz. Brown N Serve Sausage
They also offer (with the purchase of a regular box of food) several other items at varying prices such as:
10 lb. Box of Popcorn Chicken - $16
5 lb. Combo Box - $18
1 4, 8-oz. Ribeyes
2 2 lb. Beef Back Ribs
3 1 lb. Italian Sausages
Take a moment to see if there is a host site near you and, if not, consider checking with your church to see if they would like to become a host site.
Next Tuesday is January 9th and is also the date of the first Ready, Set, Cook! game of 2007! Tune in my fellow cooks and see what ingredients will be listed for your culinary creation.