Have you ever heard of Angel Food Ministries? This is the place to go if you are struggling with your finances and need a little help with the groceries. AFM was founded in 1994 and is now helping out over 500,000 families every month. One of the best things about Angel Food Ministries is that there are no qualifications or applications necessary to buy from them! You don't have to prove that you are struggling financially or meet an income limit. They want to be able to help everyone. And there is no limit on how many boxes you can purchase, so if you have a small family or a very large one, you'll be able to get what you need from Angel Food Ministries. They even accept EBT (food stamps)!
Angel Food Ministries has a "menu" that changes each month. There are a few different options available:
*The Signature Box contains several kinds of meat, fresh or frozen produce, shelf stable milk, and eggs, plus some other items. It is designed to feed a family of four for one week. The cost is only $30. The value of the average Signature Box if all the items were purchased in the store would be $65. That's a lot of savings!
*Senior/Convenience Boxes contain premade meals that you just heat up. It provides 10 meals, plus juices and dessert. Currently $28.
*Allergen-Free Boxes have 5 pounds of food - usually breaded foods like chicken nuggets, fish sticks, or cubed steak. Chosen to eliminate the top serious allergens such as peanuts, soy, eggs, milk, etc. The price has been lowered to $23.
*Assorted packages of meats. There are usually two or more choices here, ranging from mixed meat types, all chicken, or all beef for example. Prices vary but are usually $20 or a few dollars above.
*Fruit and Veggie Boxes have only fruits and veggies, no meat. I believe these are always fresh, not frozen or canned. (But I could be wrong!) This month's box is $23.
They also offer special seasonal options, such as for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Check out the AFM website to find a local host site near you. You can order online, or you can contact your local host site to order. There is a deadline for orders for each month, and there is one day when all orders must be picked up. You can also apply to have your church become a host site for Angel Food Ministries!
So if any of you out there are having trouble stretching the budget to fit in groceries, check out Angel Food Ministries. You can get great, healthy, restaurant quality food (no "seconds" or "day old" food types) at a great savings. And in this economy, we can all use a helping hand now and then!