Monday, June 14, 2010

Stretching your Grocery Dollars with Angel Food Ministries

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. There are no qualifications, minimums, income restrictions, or applications.

The The Signature Box contains items to assist in feeding a family of 4 for a week, which is $30. The retail price of the items is estimated at approximately $60. There are also other boxes you can order such as meat, fruit and convenience meals that only need to be heated.

Everyone is encouraged to participate. Some churches even encourage participants to apply the money they saved to help someone else in need.

The orders and distribution are handled by church host sites. Orders are collected by the host sites during the first part of each month. These orders are then turned in to the Angel Food main office in Monroe, Georgia, on a predetermined date. About a week later the food is delivered to the host location for distribution.

The local host site is Metropolitan Baptist Church, 2612 25th St S, Fargo, and is sponsored by First Lutheran. The online order deadline for June orders is Sunday, June 20, 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Order pickup is Saturday, June 26 12:01 pm to 1:15 pm local time.

I have not personally used the service but have heard about people using it.

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