I had no idea until a few months ago that there was a source available to everyone to combat the high price of food. This source has no political or financial restrictions. It does not require you to be a member of any church. It is not a welfare resource. You will receive approximately $70 worth of food for $30. The specials are a great savings as well.
The name of this service is Angel Food ministries. It is coordinated through local churches nationwide and works through sheer numbers. The more people who order the better the price they are able to negotiate through distributors. You will not have any particular religious denomination pushed down your throat. You simply go in and order, pay cash in advance, and leave. When you pick up your order you must have a copy of your receipt, arrive during the specified time (if you do not your order is donated as there is no way of freezing items that are not picked up), and bring a cardboard box with you to pick up your items.
We saw an immediate savings. The food was good and for the most part enjoyable. There were one or two items that we probably wouldn’t have chosen but we figured out a way to use them that worked for us.
Below is what the program is offering for August.
A U G U S T 2 0 0 8 M E N U
1.5 lb. Ribeye Steaks (4 x 6 oz.)
5 lb. Chicken Leg Quarters
28 oz. Chicken Breast Nuggets
28 oz. Salisbury Steak Dinner Entrée
32 oz. Breaded Chicken Breast Filets
12 oz. Smoked Sausage
16 oz. California Blend Frozen Vegetables
16 oz. Frozen Carrots
16 oz. Frozen Chopped Spinach
10 ct. Frozen Waffles
16 oz. Bean Soup Mix
1 lb. Rice
9 oz. Instant Potatoes (14 servings)
15 oz. Sliced Peaches
32 oz. Borden Shelf Stable Milk
One Dozen Eggs
One Desert Item
ALL THIS FOR THE LOW COST OF JUST……..…..$30.00
***One or More Specials Available Only with the Purchase of a Regular Box Above***
You are free to purchase as many of the above regular boxes as you need. Once you have purchased at least one you are then free to purchase additional specials. August specials are listed below:
AUGUST SPECIAL #1
7 lb. Family Assorted Grill Box $20.00
1.5 lb Baseball Cut Sirloin Filet (4 x 6 oz.) (Thick-Cut)
2 lbs Juicy Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
2 lbs St. Louis-Style Ribs
1.5 lb Hamburger Patties (4 x 6 oz.)
AUGUST SPECIAL #2 4.5 lb. Steak and Meat Combo $20.00
1.5 lb. New York Strips (2 x 12 oz.)
1.5 lb. Bacon-Wrapped Beef Filet (4 x 6 oz.)
1.5 lb. Bacon-Wrapped Pork Filet (4 x 6 oz.)
AUGUST SPECIAL #3 4.5 lb. Stuffed Chicken Breast Combo $18.00
1.5 lb. Cordon Bleu (4 x 6 oz.)
1.5 lb. Broccoli Cheese (4 x 6 oz.)
1.5 lb. Chicken Breast Kiev (4 x 6 oz.)
AUGUST SPECIAL #4 Fresh Fruit and Veggie Box $18.00
4 Red Delicious Apples
4 lb Bag of Oranges
1 Cello-wrapped Lettuce
1 Large Cabbage
6 Russet Potatoes
1 Honeydew Melon
Food Stamps (EBT) accepted
Again we found this program a great way to expand our food dollars during this time when fuel/energy costs are soaring and the price of food is rising accordingly.
For information on how to locate a host site near you go to:
Another way to get an affordable, no pressure meal, is to check out local churches who offer weekday meals. These are often offered once a week at a donation price of under $2.50 a meal for those who can afford to contribute. For those who can’t there is no obligation to pay at all. In other words no one should have to go hungry even if they don’t fall under their state’s guidelines for food stamps.
Both of these opportunities exist for all and I hope that anyone out there in need of stretching their tax dollars will look into them.