Reduce Your Grocery Budget

Would you like to be able to reduce your grocery budget?  How about avoid the grocery store?  Well, there is a wonderful non-profit organization called Angel Food Ministries who can help you do just this!

Here is a Angel Food Ministries description of their program:

What is Angel Food Ministries?

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Georgia (between Atlanta and Athens), and has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 35 states. Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news of the gospel of Christ through salvation tracts that are placed in each food order.

Everyone Qualifies!

There are no qualifications, minimums, income restrictions, or applications.

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

Blessings by the Box

Angel Food is available in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box at $30 per unit. Each month’s menu is different than the previous month and consists of both fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of approximately $60. Comparison shopping has been done across the country in various communities using a wide range of retail grocery stores and has resulted in the same food items costing from between $42 and $78.

Generally, one unit of food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. The food is all the same high quality one could purchase at a grocery store. There are no second-hand items, no damaged or out-dated goods, no dented cans without labels, no day-old breads and no produce that is almost too ripe.

Also offered are specialty boxes such as steaks, chicken and pork. Many participants in this bonus program appreciate the expanded choices. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of units or bonus foods an individual can receive, and there are no applications to complete or qualifications to which participants must adhere. Angel Food Ministries also participates in the U.S. Food Stamp program, using the Off-Line Food Stamp Voucher system.

It’s both a Bargain and a Blessing!

Sample Menu:
(this month’s menu can be viewed here)

  • 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

Visit the Angel Food Ministries website to see if they have a distribution location near you!  Most distribution locations even offer online ordering (you can even use your credit or debit card!).

You can find other ideas for reducing your budget with Frugal Fridays hosted by Life as Mom.

7 Responses to “Reduce Your Grocery Budget”

  1. 1

    I just dropped in to thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. That was very sweet of you!

    I love what I see of your blog and later when I get home I want to come back and snoop….I mean look around! I am familiar with Donna Young and Flylady and also have two boys so looks like we have some things in common!

    Today is just another busy day and I have to leave the house in a few minutes to go help somebody who needs help. So I will look forward to reading more of your blog later!

  2. 2

    I just can’t imagine giving up chocolate either. I suppose I could if I had to but who wants to? Hehehe!

  3. 3

    I’ve heard so many great things about this wonderful ministry. 😀

  4. 4

    I love how you worded it about finding clutter a better home. For some people they really do seem to feel like they need to find it a good home!

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    My parents have done this and LOVED Angel Food! Mom said that the quality of the food was excellent. They only stopped ordering because they were getting TOO MUCH food (and it was a bit of a drive for her to the closest distribution location). There hasn’t been a distribution location close to me since we moved here almost 3 years ago. When I found a local distribution location two weeks ago, I was SO excited and placed my order online for March. I can’t wait to pick up my order!

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