Grove City Church of the Nazarene officials recently announced that they have joined growing number of locations across the country that are participating in Angel Food Ministries.

Grove City Church of the Nazarene officials recently announced that they have joined growing number of locations across the country that are participating in Angel Food Ministries.

It is a non-denominational, nonprofit service based in Good Hope, Ga. which provides grocery relief through a monthly food distribution.

"This service is currently providing high-quality national and regional brand foods through the volunteer efforts of its host sites in over 35 states," according to Grove City Church of the Nazarene spokeswoman Anita Bell. "Last month the program provided over 500,000 units of food to families in these states.

"The food is not distressed or out-dated. The basic food unit, which includes fresh, frozen, boxed and canned food, changes each month in order to provide a variety of foods."

Bell, the local site's Angel Food director, said that this service has no income guidelines and requires no applications.

The only requirement to participate in the program is that an individual place an order for the food during the specified order period each month. This is done by coming to the site and placing a pre-paid order for the food. Payment may be made in the form of cash, cashier's check, money order, or Food Stamps. A national policy prohibits the site from accepting personal checks. The food arrives at the site and is picked up on the month's Distribution Day, always a Saturday morning.

The individual simply comes to the site with a medium-sized box or cooler and the receipt they received at the time they placed their order and they receive their food.

The deadline for ordering food for the May 31 distribution is Sunday, May 18.

The site, located at 4770 Hoover Road, is open for orders on Tuesdays, May 6 and 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, May 8 and 15, from noon to 2 p.m., and Saturday, May 17, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

For more details call 875-2551, extension 294.