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Community Combined Ministries Inc. offering discount groceries

August 07, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Angel Food Ministries served thousands of families across the country, including in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in the  Eastern Panhandle.

However, Angel Food Ministries shut down in September 2011, and a new local nonprofit organization has teamed up with area churches to help fill the void.

Community Combined Ministries Inc. is an outreach center for HIS Food Ministry, an evangelistic outreach program designed to help local churches and other organizations minister to their communities by offering discounted groceries and meal plans, according to a news release.

Community Combined Ministries allows customers to order meal packages in advance. Customers pick up orders at a local distribution site once a month. Meal packages start at $29 per box.

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According to the release, it’s the same system Angel Food used.

There are no income limits or paperwork to fill out — everyone qualifies, the release states.

People can order HIS Food to help with their own grocery needs or help a family in need by donating a box.

Community Combined Ministries also helps feed local families and children through the summer with the Kidz Power Pacs program. The program will be in place this fall in schools in Berkeley and Jefferson counties, providing food on weekends and during school breaks. Kidz Power Pacs is set to work with 19 schools and approximately 400 children are expected to be enrolled in the program in the two counties.

Kidz Power Pacs accepts monthly, quarterly and yearly sponsors for children in the program. Sponsorships start at $20 per month.

The August menu is available online at http://communitycombined.org.

For more information, to place an order or begin a sponsorship, call Jessica Brown at 301-672-7036 or Diana Wall at 304-268-8778.

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