Angel Food Ministries
June 18, 2008 9:36am CST
If you don't have a lot of cash (or even if you do and just like a good deal) you have to check out this site! They are all over the US but not everywhere. If there is one near you then take advantage!! It is really an awesome program that I am considering using. There are no qualifications, minimums, income restrictions, or applications. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Some churches even encourage participants to apply the money they saved to help someone else in need. What a great idea!! http://angelfoodministries.com/ Taken from their site: With a heart to help others and a generous spirit, Joe and Linda Wingo founded Angel Food Ministries in 1994 to provide food for friends and neighbors who were struggling financially. Today, they are still doing the same thing. The Angel Food program now is helping provide food relief to more than 500,000 families each month. The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Georgia (between Atlanta and Athens), and has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 35 states. Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news of the gospel of Christ through salvation tracts that are placed in each food order. Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Georgia (between Atlanta and Athens), and has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 35 states. Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news of the gospel of Christ through salvation tracts that are placed in each food order. Blessings by the box Angel Food is available in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box at $30 per unit. Each month's menu is different than the previous month and consists of both fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of approximately $60. Comparison shopping has been done across the country in various communities using a wide range of retail grocery stores and has resulted in the same food items costing from between $42 and $78. They accept food stamps too. Generally, one unit of food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. The food is all the same high quality one could purchase at a grocery store. There are no second-hand items, no damaged or out-dated goods, no dented cans without labels, no day-old breads and no produce that is almost too ripe. Also offered are specialty boxes such as steaks, chicken and pork. Many participants in this bonus program appreciate the expanded choices. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of units or bonus foods an individual can receive, and there are no applications to complete or qualifications to which participants must adhere. Angel Food Ministries also participates in the U.S. Food Stamp program, using the Off-Line Food Stamp Voucher system. Sample Menu 4 lb. IQF Leg Quarters 4 oz. Beef Back Ribs 1 lb. 80/20 Lean Ground Beef 2 lb. Breaded Chicken Tenders 1.5 lb. Bone in Pork Chops (4 x 6oz.) 1 lb. Ground Turkey 18 oz. Stuffed Manicotti (Cheese) 12 oz. Smoked Sausage Betty Crocker Seasoned Potatoes 7 oz. Cheeseburger Dinner 16 oz. Green Beans 16 oz. Baby Carrots 2 lb. Onions 1 lb. Pinto Beans 1 lb. Rice 7 oz. Blueberry Muffin Mix 10 ct. Homestyle Waffles Dessert Item
• United States
18 Jun 08
ive heard about this place they have one in ct and i forwarded it to my sil, they have a nice package and its inexspensive too and it helps people who realy need it. with the price of everything going up we all need all that we can get...
• United States
18 Jun 08
I think it is a wonderful thing they are doing and maybe they will only be the beginning. It would be great to see other places do something similar. I imagine that with the right resources it could be really easy to do. You have to be able to buy and store in bulk then group everything so it is meal-ready and that is all. Then you sell it for less than you would pay in the grocery store. Plus you would be reducing waste by bringing your own bags or boxes to take all the food home in.