Angel Food Ministries

United States
February 15, 2007 9:49pm CST
I have seen a discussion about Angel Food Ministries and how people are upset that people who aren't in "need" of food are "taking advantage" of this organization. This is NOT true. Angel Food Ministries is for ANYONE..no matter how much you make. I even called the church that does it here in my town and asked them. The food you get is different monthly and it costs $25.00. You pay at the beginning of the month and go pick up your food at the end of the month. It is a good deal, but it's NOT for low income families only. This is something that they do to help out. It has nothing to do with "need". I have gone several times (when I like the menu) and gotten the food and I don't feel bad about it at all. I think it's a wonderful thing. This is NOT a food bank or a low income family thing. If you are interested in checking out this menu, go to angelfoodministries.com It's a wonderful thing.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
10 Sep 07
I checked into this too and was told that they didn't have an income guideline and that they were just trying to provide families with a cheaper way of buying groceries. I have to say that most people are in need of ways to save money and I am thankful for this one!
• United States
11 Sep 07
That's just it Carol most don't understand that it is open to everyone. If it was just for low income people or something to that nature they would ask for proof of income.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
16 Feb 07
We have something like that here in Florida called Share. Not sure if that's the same as what you are discussing. You sign up at the beginning of the month, pay a certain amount, and then have to do 2 hours of volunteer hours for the month. You then get usually food equal in value to twice what you paid. They have a few different packages to choose from. It's for anyone who wants to participate. You don't have to be low income. The packages vary with each month and some are better then others.
• United States
17 Feb 07
Now, that is awesome to require a 2 hour volunteer work to be done. I love that. It helps people out and they get to help out others as well. WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing. I am moving to Florida in the summer and I sure hope they have this in my area. :)
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I believe it's through out Florida. Here is a link for more information on it: http://www.volunteersolutions.org/volunteerway/org/215702.html I hope it helps.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I answered the other post too-- I said exactly this.. Angel food ministries is not for low-income families... It's for anyone- I did say I'm quite picky with my groceries so I've never actually ordered ever. My cousin and her church do this (hand out food boxes at the end of the months) and she is always trying to get me to buy. I wouldn't feel bad about it if I did--- I just don't because I haven't seen a menu that I liked everything yet.. But $25 bucks for all they give you is a great deal! A great way to be frugal and stretch your dollars farther. And again it's not for Just Low-Income families... but for everyone! great post!
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
16 Feb 07
They have just began to do this in my town also. I agree, It is for anyone. There are no income guidelines to receive it You just pay your part.Again, you are correct, it is not a government agency nor a food bank. I have not yet ordered any but as soon as the weather clears up, I am going to do it. They encourage everyone to participate
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• United States
16 Feb 07
yes, they do encourage everyone...thanks for pointing that out. my area sends out flyers in the mail and also puts it in the local paper. Some months I am not interested in the food so it's not worth it to me. There is no way that the food they have could feed us for a whole month...it's just a supplement. I still have to grocery shop. :)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Yes, you are right. The program is open to anyone; there are no income restrictions. This point is even made on the group's Web site. Speaking of the site, it shows what foods are available. There is a basic package that includes meats and veggies; plus, there are additional add-on packages that can be purchased (but you must buy a basic package in order to do so). From what I have seen of the program, it looks wonderful.