Bright Side: Home Sweet Home Ministries opens co-op grocery store

By WEEK Producer

Bright Side: Home Sweet Home Ministries opens co-op grocery store

July 7, 2014 Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 4:51 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Home Sweet Home Ministries is giving a hand up, instead of a hand out, with a new co-op grocery store.

The old food pantry served about 100 families once a month.

Now, the new Bread for Life grocery store will allow families to come weekly with a bigger selection of foods.

To shop at the store, all you have to do is complete two hours of volunteering for Home Sweet Home or do one hour of volunteering and donate $5 to the organization.

For store hours and more information, visit http://www.hshministries.org/home.