After seeing the “grocery comic” concerning rising food costs, on the OPINION  page of today’s Morning Sun, I asked myself why people in the community are continuing to pay those ridiculous prices when there is help available.

Dear Editor,
After seeing the “grocery comic” concerning rising food costs, on the OPINION  page of today’s Morning Sun, I asked myself why people in the community are continuing to pay those ridiculous prices when there is help available. There are two churches in Pittsburg that are still ministering to the public by offering quality food at reduced prices. A large portion of this is prepared meals that require only heating, in addition to frozen meats and vegetables, a desert item and occasionally fresh potatoes and /or fruit. This month’s menu included seasoned fajita beef strips, tortillas and a can of refried beans; one 1 pound. of fully cooked meatballs, pasta sauce and pasta; 3 lbs. yukon gold potatoes; (price those at the grocery store,) 1 lb. fresh carrots; 4 lbs. fresh oranges; a delicious banana cream pie; pancake mix and gourmet sausage; condensed chicken noodle soup that makes 64 ounces; lasagna dinner entree; 2 cans of corn; plus 2 lbs. fully cooked meatloaf; 3 lbs. breaded frying chicken and 2 lbs. St. Louis style ribs. Seven meals plus oranges and a pie for $30.00. From our entire community only 113 people took advantage of this generous offer. Compare this to what it costs a small family to eat out just once. These groceries are always valued at $50 to $80.00. They are not seconds, outdated or dented cans. Just good quality food. There are no income guidelines, no commitment to buy every month, no gimmicks or hidden agendas. Just concerned church people trying to minister to anyone and everyone who wants a break on grocery prices. All that is required is to fill out an order at one of the two remaining churches, with payment in cash, check, or money order. Approximately two weeks later you return to the church with a large box to pick up your food. The two churches still involved are the Pittsburg Church of God at 13th and Tucker and the Countryside Christian Church at 1901 E. 4th St.
Shirley Patterson
Pittsburg