Monday, May 05, 2008

Angel Food

Have you all heard of Angel Food Ministries? Lately, I've been reading lots of blog entries and talking to people about their food and gas cost concerns. I thought this program was something that might help. According to their website, Angel Food Ministries is "a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and contributing to benevolent outreaches in communities throughout the United States."

Angel Food is open to anyone--regardless of income. For $30 a month, you get ~$65 of food. A month's menu may include:

  • 4 lb. IQF Leg Quarters
  • 4 oz. Beef Back Ribs
  • 1 lb. 80/20 Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 lb. Breaded Chicken Tenders
  • 1.5 lb. Bone in Pork Chops (4 x 6oz.)
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 18 oz. Stuffed Manicotti (Cheese)
  • 12 oz. Smoked Sausage
  • Betty Crocker Seasoned Potatoes
  • 7 oz. Cheeseburger Dinner
  • 16 oz. Green Beans
  • 16 oz. Baby Carrots
  • 2 lb. Onions
  • 1 lb. Pinto Beans
  • 1 lb. Rice
  • 7 oz. Blueberry Muffin Mix
  • 10 ct. Homestyle Waffles
  • Dessert Item
Are some of these items problems for people with food allergies? Yes. But anything your family can't eat could easily be shared with someone else or given to your local food pantry.

Although we haven't tried it yet, I know many families (of various sizes and incomes) in our community have signed up for Angel Food and are pleased with it. I think it's a great idea. You can find your closest site here.


  1. I have heard about this. I didn't realize there was a site near us though. After looking I see that there are 2 in our town, and one of them is the church right down the road from us.

    Have you tried this? Just wondering more about what people think about it.

  2. That sounds like a WONDERFUL thing - especially for lower income families. Our area, sadly, doesn't have any programs like that...

  3. Wow - that sounds like a fantastic program...

  4. This is interesting. I've never heard of it.

  5. MD--I haven't tried it yet, but more and more people I know are joining and have all good things to say. Also, it's a great place to volunteer; our church has members who help divy up the food each month.

    Beck--Someone should start a Canadian branch!

  6. Wow, what a great idea!!