Thrifty Thursday: Angel Food Ministries helps you cut your grocery budget

If you’re new to couponing and still trying to catch on or just trying to find new ways to work within your budget, Angel Food Ministries provides a great (and easy) way for you to help cut grocery expenses. It is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that has been helping to provide grocery relief to families across the country since 1994.

Each month, you can purchase a box of food for $30. There are no income guidelines! All items are fresh and most of them are name brand. There are a variety of churches and other organizations in areas across the country that are responsible for distribution of the items. You have to place your order early in the month and then you pick it up on a specific date.

There is a specific “menu” of items available each month. Here are the items that are available for the month of November:
1.5 lb. New York Strip Steak (4 x 6 oz.)
3 lb. IQF Split ChickenBreast
2 lb. Baby Back Pork Ribs
2 lb. Chicken Chunks
28 oz. Jumbo Charbroiled Beef Patties with Gravy
1 lb. Smoked Sausage
1 lb. Ground Turkey
1 lb. Green Beans
1 lb. Diced Sweet Potatoes
10 oz. Peanut Butter
15 oz. Cranberry Sauce
7 oz. Beef-Flavored Rice & Vermicelli
20 oz. Shoestring Fries
32 oz. 2% Reduced Fat Shelf-Stable Milk
6 oz. Pancake Mix
One Dozen Eggs
One Dessert Item

If you purchase a regular box, you can also purchase additional value boxes which typically include meat or vegetables.

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