If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~Bob Hope

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Food, Glorious Food!

Getting back on track with my original intentions, I want to talk about Angel Food Ministries today.

I have known about Angel Food for quite a number of years now. I don't remember where I heard about it but it is a pretty cool thing. Really, it's one of those win-win sort of options but I am getting ahead of myself.

Angel Food provides a bit of grocery relief in the form of inexpensive food packs that you can order from any participating host (usually a church). The October Menu offers several different packages starting at $21. In addition, there are specials that you can add on to your order. The packages have something for everyone, except vegetarians (which is my only disappointment since I have a veggie in the house.) The specials seem to usually be steak, seafood, fresh fruit and veggie boxes and seasonal items. By way of example, in this house we average about $150/week at grocery. The $150 doesn't include the couple of times we had been eating out or those little trips to the store. From the Angel Food selections, I would order a $41 "Bountiful Blessings" Box and a $23 Fruit and Veggie Box for a grand total of $64.

That $64 would buy this family:
That is easily a weeks worth of meals at less than half of what I would be spending at Kroger. As I mentioned, I have a vegetarian daughter, so I would still have to do some additional buying to round her out. Also, I have a husband who is on a fairly strict regimen, so would have to purchase a few things for him. Those extra purchases would still save us a buttload of money if we did this just once a month.

You can order online at Angel Food Ministries or by contacting the host site directly.  Orders can be made by anyone, there's no special guidelines or restrictions. Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card and food stamps, you just have to check with the host site to follow the proper procedure.

The win-win side of this is that the host location receives $1.00 for every box distributed.

Angel Food also has a referral rewards program.It is only good through the online ordering system, and requires that you send an email to friends. If ten friends order then you get a free box. I suppose if you wanted to use me as a referral you could send me a message and I'll share my super secret email address with you LOL.

A gal I used to work with tried Angel Food a few times. She really liked it, but her old man was one of those really weird picky people so I was the lucky recipient of some free food. I thought it was good, and R&J certainly didn't turn their nose up at it when I fixed it.

Until we meet again...
4 lb. IQF Chicken Drums & Thighs Combo

2 lb. Chicken Stir Fry Skillet Meal

1.5 lb. Hamburger Patties (4 x 6 oz.)

1.75 lb.Fully-Cooked Breaded Party Wings

1 lb. NY Beef Wieners

20 oz.Steak Fajitas

1 lb. Battered Fish Bites

1 lb. Lean Ground Beef

2 lb. Fully Cooked Lasagna Dinner Entrée

7 oz. Beef Link Sausage

1 lb. Fajita Blend Veggies

1 lb. Green Beans

1 lb. Peas & Carrots

1 lb. Corn

20 oz.Shoe String Fries

1 lb. 16 Bean Soup Mix

1 lb. Rice

7.25 oz. Mac & Cheese

7.5 oz.Corn Muffin Mix

2 lb. Fresh Apples

8 oz. Breakfast Cereal

32 oz.2% Shelf-Stable Milk

Dozen Eggs


3 lb. Red Potatoes

3 lb. Sweet Potatoes

2 lb. Yellow Onions

3 lb. Tangerines

1 lb. Cello Carrots

1 Head Green Cabbage

1 Head Cello Lettuce

1 Golden Ripe Pineapple

1 6-Pack Apple Sauce Cups

2 Green Peppers

4 Navel Oranges

4 Pears

1 AFM Fruit and Veggie Recipe Sheet

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