PhotobucketWhy Be Frugal?

I consider frugality an art form and a religious conviction. I learned about paying cash for purchases, recycling and reusing just about everything and being generous to friends and those in need from my parents.

My faith instructs me all things are gifted by God and so I am compelled to be a good steward of my gifts. [The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. Psalm 115:16]


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Dinner for a family of 4 for about $4.30 a day through Angel Food Mnistries

What is Angel Food Ministries?

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. Since it began in 1994 it has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 44 states.

What's On The Menu?

Angel Food is available in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box or cooler for $30 per unit. Each month's menu is different and consists of both fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of $60. Comparison shopping has been done across the country in various communities and depending upon where you live, the equivalent retail value for the same food is between $42 and $78.

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.

The Signature Box is available for $30. Angel Food indicates the contents of one Signature box feeds a family of four for one week or one senior citizen for close to one month. Our family consists of three adults right now and one meal serves all of us easily.

For information about how to order and find a pick-up site near you, read my article at, Angel Food Ministries help Richmond families save on their monthly grocery bill. This article is written for my Richmond audience, but the information applies regardless of where you live (in the U.S.).

I'll be posting part 2 of the Angel Food Ministries articles in the next few days. We've been buying Angel Food ministries food for over a year and are very pleased with both the quality and the variety of food on the monthly menu.