April 28, 2010

Angel Food Ministries

Angel Food Ministries makes groceries available at about a 45% discount. There are no need based qualifications, it is open to anyone. Food is available once a month. They say that the signature box can "assist" in feeding a family of four for a week and it costs $30; four complete meals for a family of four is available for $35. In our area, Angel Food Ministries is available at CrossPoint Church (339 Main Ave.) in De Pere.

There are several different food "boxes" available depending on what you are looking for (ex: meals, meat, veggies, etc.) You can view the boxes available for May here. Debit/credit orders can be placed online. Cash/food stamp order must be placed in person. No checks are accepted.  Cash or Food Stamp orders may be placed on site only during designated ordering times (Wednesdays 11am-2pm and Sunday mornings from 9am-10am before the church service). For May, online debit/credit orders are due by May 13th at noon and cash/food stamp orders are due by May 9th at 10am.

The next distribution day is Saturday May 22nd from 2-4pm. If you order you MUST pick up your box during the designated time. Any boxes not picked up will be donated to a family in need and no refunds will be issued. Most of the food comes frozen so there is no way "hold" it for those who cannot pick up their items.

Contact:  CrossPoint Church – by phone (920)869.7000 or email for more information. More information on how to go about picking up your box can be found on the website here.

This was available several years ago in the town where I lived. I had heard great things about this ministry and looked into it. In the end I did not order anything from them, I figured I could get similar items for less by shopping carefully. You'll have to see what is available and do the math to see if it saves you any money. Looking at something like this is one reason it is helpful to know your prices.

Please share in the comments if you have any experience with Angel Food Ministries.

Source: Angel Food Ministries and H/T GBACH Daily Digest email

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