One of the drawbacks of what I do with this site is that I now seem to live in my own “frugal bubble”. I hear or read someone talking about a program or organization and just assume that everyone else in the world knows about it.
Today I was talking to a woman from the St. Vincent DePaul chapter at my church and I mentioned Angel Food Ministries and was shocked that she hadn't heard about it…..because I live in my little bubble! Time to pop the bubble!
So what is Angel Food Ministries?
Simply put, it is a place where you can go and get enough food to help feed a family of 4 for a week for only $30. You can even pay for your box of food using Food Stamps. The estimated retail value of each box is $60 and you do have the ability to add on other packages (more produce, more meat, etc). Box pickups are once a month. Orders are taken at the beginning of each month, with pickup being towards the end of the month. Check with your local pickup site for exact dates.
To help you stretch the value of your box, please visit Hillbilly Housewife, where she provides recipes and an additional shopping list to help you stretch your box out to a full month of dinners! Hillbilly Housewife is very frugal, so rest assured that her recipes and shopping list are designed to give you the most bang for your buck!
If you need to drastically reduce your costs, Angel Food Ministries may be a good place to help you get started! Click here to find a pickup location near you. Orders for the end-of-February pickup are being taken now