Saturday, January 17, 2009

Food From Heaven

....which is, after all, from whence all of our food ultimately comes.

Today, groceries came to us via Angels. The angels of the Angel Food Ministries. This ministry began fifteen years ago on a back porch in Georgia, with enough food to feed 34 families in need. Today, Angel Food ministries feef over half a million families per month in 35 states and they just keep growing! For those of you who may not be familiar with this nationwide ministry, take a moment to check out their website by clicking the link. This ministry is for EVERYONE - not just those in need. All of us do need to eat though! (Some less than others! ahem.)

I came home from work this morning and went to bed, leaving Brillo Man and Olivia the task of driving over to our church to pick up our Angel Food for this month. It's been several months since we had purchased Angel Food and every month that I do buy it, I remark that we need to start buying MORE often! This month's box included the following: (All for the price of just $30.00)

1.5 lb. Ribeye Steak (4 x 6 oz.)

4 lb. Chicken Leg Quarters

1.5 lb. Beef Patties (4 x 6 oz.)

18 oz. Cheese Filled Manicotti

2 lb. Pork Rib Strips

1 lb. Chicken Breast Fajita Strips

1 lb. Ground Turkey

1 lb. Broccoli

1 lb. Peas

6 ct. Oatmeal Variety Box

(2 each-Regular,
Maple Brown Sugar
and Apple Cinnamon)

32 oz. 2% Shelf Stable Milk

8 oz. Blueberry Muffin Mix

12 ct. White Corn Tortillas

1 lb. Pinto Beans

7 oz. Chicken Flavored Rice & Vermicelli

One Dozen Eggs

Dessert Item (we got cookies this time!)

And for an additional $22.00, we purchased one of several available "specials". This month I chose the 6lb assorted meat combo:

1.5 lb. Bone-In New York Strips (2 x 12 oz.)

1 lb. Sirloin Strips (2 x 8 oz.)

1.5 lb. Boneless Pork Chops -Thick Cut (4 x 6 oz.)

2 lb. Hamburger Steak (4 x 8 oz.)

That equals approximately $3.67 per pound for the meat. I don't know how much you've been paying attention to food prices lately, but my local grocery store had a SPECIAL this week $6.99/lb for New York Strip Steaks. I'm thinking we got a great deal!

And an even better deal....I awoke to the wonderful smell of Brillo Man cooking the beef patties for lunch...1.5 lb. each...needless to say, I ate half and will take the other half to eat later at work. Delicious!

Men ate angels’ food;
He sent them food to the full.
-Psalm 78:25


Trish said...

It's a wonderful Ministry...I know people here who take advantage of this, it is food from Heaven!

Margie said...

It is a great ministry!!

Jada's Gigi said...

Wow! That is a great deal!

Felisol said...

I am impressed.
Angle food must be a wonderful project.
The prices a but a quarter of Norwegian food prices.
If one also support a welfare organization by buying there, that must be the best way of all.

Belssed food to all of you.
From Felisol