How MIL saved us some money on our grocery bill

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bayouchica, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Have yall heard of Angel Food ministries? My MIL heard about it though her church & we have saved alot on our grocery bill.
    There's no income limit,no membership, etc.. We don't get it every month because it is so much food for us.
    You have to buy this $30 dry food box (name brand food) & they have meat boxes.I can say the meat was really great, one box had ribeyes,New York strips,pork, for $20.
    MIL had to pay for the food up front at a host church & then later in the month the order came.
    Thought I would share this with yall, they have a spot to put in your zip code. [​IMG]

    Yeah they do give ya a dozen eggs, MIL gave hers away,lol.
  2. lizardz

    lizardz Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Grass Valley, CA
    This is good info for people to have with times getting harder every day. Thanks for the info - I'm going to check it out!
  3. Most of their products are restaurant quality, It's a great service they are doing,I know some-people buy it for their church pantries, and some for elderly people,But its a GREAT program.I use it and would recommend it very highly. [​IMG] marrie
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Bless you for sharing that link. I JUST this morning was talking to a friend that is trying to get their family back on their feet but is having a very hard time making it on a total income of less than $2000 a month.

    We were just talking about how she qualifies for food stamps but she doesn't want to apply for them as they hope to be doing much better in a few months.

    This program might help them out a lot with food expenses until they can get in a better place financially!

  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    we do it at our church in Otisville, has been a Godsend to so many!
    our pick-up date for this month is tomorrow.

    the food is outstanding, restaurant quality as mentioned above. the meats are very nice, not the junk you aren't going to buy anyway.

    we get a ton of folks through and even have teens to carry your boxes!!!
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    oh, i forgot, food stamps and the like are accepted!!! that is a big stretch times two!
    hope this helps and blesses someone!
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Your church-based program sounds just wonderful, but I hope it wont discourage your friend from also applying for food stamps. I gather they have really speeded up the application process, and the benefits are excellent. No one should ever feel ashamed of needing a hand, and if our government isnt there for that, then what the Hades is it there for? I'd rather my government spent its money on food than on bombs, anyway.

    Benefits like food stamps were hard won in our country, and you can tell your friend that every time someone uses those benefits they help ensure that they will remain available for the next family who needs them. In that sense, she would be doing not only her own loved ones a favor, but supporting the next, unknown needy folks. Pay it forward!

    We are all needy, somehow, sometime. Thanks for being a good friend to her. And ask your elected representatives exactly how they support those of us who need help in tough times.

    best, and good luck to her.
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    see post above about the sure is great. it is a huge program, and mult-state.

    whether you just need to trim the bill or using an assistance program (as chickiebaby was right about that hard fought right!!!) than think about this program and spread the word!

    lots of flash frozen meats, individually wrapped meats, fresh produce, shelf stable milk etc.

    i buy 2 for a family in need that have 2 adults and 4 kids. they can't use all the frozen in a month! how cool is that!
  9. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I sponsor a family on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and use a similar program to send them food. They say the quailty is very good and they especialy enjoy getting fresh fruits and veggies.
  10. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    my aunt was talking about this a few weeks ago, she loves it.

    edited to add- Just looked it up and there is one near me, I told my best friend too. Wow, I cant believe all they give. For us that will last a while. Thanks for posting! [​IMG] My son gets SSI and we get some food stamps but the way the system goes, income lowers the SSI and the SSI lowers the food stamps.....round and round.....
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2008

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