As many of you know, I am very frugal and I love a challenge as well. I was visiting one of my favorite websites, www.hillbillyhousewife.com, and she talked about the Angel Food Ministries. I have heard of this ministry before but I did not know what kind of food there was and if it was really a savings. I put on my detective hat and armed with my calculator, I made it a challenge to see what this Ministry was all about. I had two questions to answer: 1. Was the food of good quality? 2. Will I save money?
I tackled the quality issue first. I purchased a regular food box and a fruit/veggie box. My total was $49.00 for the two boxes. They promised to feed my family of 4 for a week’s worth of dinners. I was a little afraid that the food would not taste good and/or my kids would reject it. Well, to my surprise, the food was delicious. Now, I had to add my own flair a couple of times but all in all, the food quality was great. And it did last a week.
Now, did it save me money? Remember I was armed with my calculator. I took the list for October’s regular box and headed to Wal-Mart. I wanted to see if there was any price difference between the $30 regular box and a box full of Wal-Mart brand items. Here’s what I discovered. Wal-Mart was $75.00. OUCH!! I was really shocked because the whole time I was pricing I kept thinking there was no way Angel Food could beat Wal-Mart. That is a $45 difference!!! That is $45 dollars in my pocket.
What you need to know about Angel Food is that you will have to make a trip to the grocery story for breakfest items, drinks, lunch items and other misc. purchase that you can not live without. But the week that I purchased the box, I only spent $25 for the breakfast and lunch items…. Now let’s see that is $49 plus $25…. Oh my, that is less than a $100 for the week!! My wallet smiled and I was feeling more financially sound.
If you would like to try Angel Food Ministries go to their website: www.angelfoodministries.comYou can locate a local church in your area. Oh and if you are worried about qualifications…. Don’t the only criteria that you need to meet is:
You qualify if you can eat.
Don’t you love it!!!