Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stretch your Food Budget

I don't know about you but I need all the help I can get some months to stretch our food budget. My cousin introduced me to an organization that has helped tremendously. It's called Angel Food Ministries. According to their website, this organization "is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States". I believe they do just that. My family has been purchasing from AFM for 6 months now and have been quite pleased.

They provide restaurant quality food at a very affordable price. Each month they offer several packages of food for you to choose from.

Signature Box is $30 and provides enough food to feed a family of 4 for a week. I don't think it would cover every meal but it does cover 7 meals. I have a family of 6 but since my kids are still young 1 signature box is enough. However, some months, especially the ones that have chicken tenders, I am very tempted to order 2.

Senior & Convenience Box is $28. It contains 10 fully cooked meals that are nutritionally balanced. All you have to do is heat and serve. These are perfect for home bound seniors or to take to work with you for lunch.

5 LB. Allergen-free Box is $23. This food does not contain the eight top serious allergens: peanuts, soybeans, milk, eggs, fish, crustacean, tree nuts and gluten.

6 LB. Premium Seafood variety box is $35. This is a brand new item and it contains the finest quality seafood assortment available.

Those are the main packages. Each month they also offer different specials like a fruit and vegetable box, assorted meat grill box, a chicken box, and others.

To order you need to find a local host site since they do not deliver you need to pick it up. You can find a host site by going to the Angel Food Ministries website. Once you find your host site you can order online using a Credit Card (small convenience fee charged) or go to the host site to order and pay using cash, check, or food stamps. Yes, they accept food stamps. If you do like to place orders online then I suggest you become a friend on Facebook because every month they offer a promo code for 5% off your online order.

To view this months menu visit their website and select This Month's Menu from the tab. I think you will like their food, I know we do.

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