Sunday, April 27, 2008

Angel Food Ministries


Although not for the vegetarian in your life, as the times get more difficult and prices soar on all our commodities Angel Food Ministries is a viable option. With restaurant quality food, no seconds or expired food this ministry is filling important gaps in our society. So what is Angel Food Ministries?

In 1994, Pastors Joe and Linda Wingo found their hearts going out to the families of many of the local families in Monroe, GA, affected by the recent industrial plant closings. On their back porch, the first Angel Food distribution fed 34 families. Over the next years, other churches wanted to be get involved, and Angel Food began feeding hundreds of families across the Southeast. Now, Angel Food feeds over 500,000 families a month in 35 states. Praise the Lord for his faithfulness!

The ministry partners with companies and distributors that normally feed the restaurant market. So the quality of food is top notch. The average saving based on comparable food at the grocery store 50-75% cheaper based on where you live.

So how do they do it? They buy in bulk and pass the savings onto the buyer using suppliers that are not available to the normal consumer. Once you purchase your first unit ( 1 unit is supposed to feed a family of four for 1 week) you will see how over priced restaurant food really is.

The ministry only charges a small administration fee on each unit to cover cost, and partners with churches to be their distribution arm. The process is easy and we have been thoroughly satisfied by the quality.

There are no income requirements or any paperwork to fill out you just go to the local site and place your order monthly and pick it up on the designated pick up date. This is alot like community grocery stores that work on a volunteer basis and only cover the cost to keep food at its lowest possible cost. This wont cover all your food needs but it will make a huge dent. Even with purchasing fresh vegetables and other as sundries at the local food store we have seen our monthly food bill cut in half.

I encourage you all to look at the site for Angel Food Ministries and seriously contemplate using this ministry. I feel that it is a unique blessing form God to deal with the current economic situation as well as the uncertain future.

Also a great site that puts out recipes for the current months unit menu is on Hillbilly Housewife and it is a great aide to using the food to the fullest.

In Him Ken Trina Gideon and Plus One


Little Miss Know it All said...

I love Angel Foods! We've been using them for about 6 months now, and have signed up several friends and family members. Our church is adding information about it to all of the grocery bags we give away. The food is good, and a HUGE help in tough economic times!

And they take food stamps, if you use them!

david, blair, and sadie beth said...

Thanks for sharing this Trina. David and I are definitely looking into it, especially with food costs these days.

Jolanthe said...

we haven't used them yet, but they do have a local place near us. I am looking forward to it and have it on my "to do" list already for today! :)


p.s. it's so great to hear from you!