Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Angel Food

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief and financial support to communities (currently) in 17 states. They are based out of Emmanuel Praise Church in Monroe, Georgia. Every month, they offer a generous serving of grocery items (meats, vegetables, even desserts) at a very low price. There's no enrollment, no forms, no approval process. You simply pay $25 to pre-order a box, and in a couple of weeks you pick up your groceries. This month, your $25 would buy...

(1) 1.5 lb. Baby Back Pork Ribs
(4) 5 oz. Sirloin Strip Steaks
(1) 1 lb. Choice Beef Stew
(1) 24 oz. Brd. Chicken Breast Filets
(1) 1 lb. Chicken Tenders
(1) Pkg. Banquet Meal Topper
(1) 18 oz. Bagels
(1) 7.5 oz. Mac & Cheese
(1) 3 lbs. Apples
(1) 16 oz. Green Beans
(1) 16 oz. Cut Corn
(1) 1 lb. Carrots
(1) 3 lbs. Onions
(1) Dessert
(1) Dozen Eggs

I have purchased boxes from them, and can attest to the quality of the food. Most of the products were recognized brand names, and everything has been fresh and tasty. There are even specials each month, like eight 8 oz. ribeyes for $17. That works out to $4 per pound, better than what you'll find in a grocery store.

If you know a low-income family, or if your grocery bills are tough to afford, I whole-heartedly recommend Angel Food. If you'd like to help out a friend or relative, you can purchase a box or two for them. It's also a fantastic community outreach program for churches and community groups, even organizations not affiliated with a church. To find an Angel Food affiliate in your area, click here.