Smart Choice Foods May signups begin today

Second Congregational Church will be taking orders for a food program, Smart Choice Foods, at the church today from 5 to 7 p.m. and May 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. The last day to order food online is May 21. Food will be distributed at the church on May 31 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. We are now able to accept SNAP, along with most other forms of payment. There are no income guidelines or limits to how much can be purchased. Second Congregational Church is located at 1855 Greene St., Marietta. Orders may be mailed with payment to the church. For more information, please call 373-0254 or 516-1068, These numbers are not for the church.

May’s Menu: Smart Box, $39; Savory Select Meals, $24 for seven heat and serve meals; Value #1, Kids Box, $22; Value # 2, Breakfast Box, $25; Value # 3, 10 lb. Chicken Breast Box, $26; Value #4, 5 lb. Steak Box, $29; Value # 5, 4 lb. Burger Box, $15; Value #6, Pasta Box, $20; Value # 7, 10 lb. Pork Chop Box, $32; Last Minute Special, Grill Box, $19.

Smart Choice Food packs and ships its boxes from Cincinnati. This major distribution hub is centrally located for host sites in the eastern and middle U.S. regions. It allows us access to massive amounts of high-quality food and allows us to ship at very competitive rates. Smart Choice does not currently ship to the West Coast.

Our Mission is to partner with churches, companies and civic-minded Host Sites to provide families and individuals with affordable food and to make a difference in your community, one food box at a time.

Regardless of our income level, most of us are searching for value and money saving ideas to stretch our food dollars at home. The family food budget is one of the largest costs in a household. Our food boxes offer a unique solution to cutting household costs without sacrificing food quality.

“Smart Choice” has a unique process of bulk purchasing and central distribution points which allow us to provide substantial savings to individuals and families with our food boxes. This process allows our “Smart” box to nutritiously feed a family of four for almost a week or a senior citizen for nearly a month.

These food boxes are not a hand-out but an opportunity for those who want to stretch their dollar. The “Smart” box contains over 20 pounds of nutritious, top quality food and may include beef, chicken, seafood, sometimes pork, vegetables, fruit, snack items, juices and other items. This box of food could cost $60 to $80 or more at a local grocery store.

“Smart Choice” food boxes are offered through local Host Site locations – such as faith-based organizations and churches, companies, outreach or community action programs. Any type organization, non-profit or for profit, may participate as a Host Site.