Good Faith Food Box helps families stretch budgets

Rising fuel prices and crop damage have helped contribute to higher food prices, but a new ministry sponsored by St. Mary's Parish will give families the opportunity to enjoy nutritious, healthy foods at a reduced cost. Kim Kerchinski, chairperson of the ministry, said the parish has partnered with "Good Faith Food Box," a value food purchasing program whose purpose is to help stretch food dollars and assist churches and nonprofit organizations with meeting the nutritional needs of people in their communities. This is done through a monthly food box of quality food staples at a savings of between 30 and 60 percent. The program's motto is "Feeding Families, Feeding Souls."