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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2009, 09:29:44 AM »
Glad you are happy Dan, I ordered from them yesterday. One of my local pickup locations has online ordering!!!! I've got the meat box and the normal weekly box to be picked up end of mth.

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« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2009, 09:20:15 PM »
i missed out last month and ordered today.  i just saw this topic tonight at 11:18 pm.  it's just me so it should last a while.  i'll let you know next week how it arrived.

30 bucks can't beat it.

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2009, 10:17:13 AM »
I just put in my order for the month and I still have stuff left from last month.  You are right, can't beat 30 bucks

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2009, 05:51:41 PM »
I grilled some delicious, bacon-wrapped filets, that we received a month or two ago, last night.  I really want to get a deep-freezer in the garage and start stocking up on some of this bounty!


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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2009, 06:00:37 PM »
Ron try using mason jars and drying/dehydrating.  both don't require refrigeration.  a friend at work's power is still out from  the thunderstorms on friday. freezer contents are all warm goo. i would hate for this to happen to you too.

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2009, 08:03:29 PM »
Ron try using mason jars and drying/dehydrating.  both don't require refrigeration.  a friend at work's power is still out from  the thunderstorms on friday. freezer contents are all warm goo. i would hate for this to happen to you too.

Good advice for survival preps, indeed.  I'm just thinking of having a freezer full of cheap, but tasty meat for everyday use!  LOL!   :P

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2009, 08:32:47 PM »
I heard one of the first things you should do if the power goes out and it doesn't look like it'll be back for a while is to go ahead and cook all the meat you have because it last longer.  I think it was Les Stroud (Survivorman) surviving urban disaster.  It was season 1 episode 1.  All about a Katrina type flooding of the home

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2009, 08:50:26 PM »
As good as those steaks were last night... ...I'm thinking of cooking up everything I have in the freezer the next time I even hear it thunder!!!  LOL!   :P


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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2009, 09:09:56 PM »
Well, I also heard that is important to eat very well during the first 36 hours of an emergency.  Comfort food and all that, plus you burn a lot of calories during that time period because it is so stressful.  I know a nice rare steak comforts me. mmmmm 

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2009, 06:58:59 PM »
My family has done this for a few months and have been really really happy with the results.  A month of food for $120?  Hard to beat.  I've been spreading the word to whoever I can to get more folks involved.  The more who chip in the more people who benefit from it.

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2009, 07:00:43 PM »
Thanks Tim and everyone for info on this great opportunity.  I'm thinking about ordering some food from them, but they don't say anything about what requires refrigeration, freezing, etc.  I can see that some of it will need freezing, but just want to make sure, as we don't have alot of freezer space.  I'm also on the road alot, and those convenience meals look good for when I'm on the road.  Is there any way to tell what needs freezing before I order?  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2009, 07:45:04 AM »
Hello,

I'm a new guy here, but wanted to help vouch for Angel Food Ministries as well. We have 4 children and the food that we get certainly helps us out. Although I think we eat more than  normal portion sizes, the food really does help out tremendously and we have never had a bad experience.

In addition, the boxes of shelf-stable milk are really a great addition to our pantry for long term use.

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2009, 08:48:13 AM »
I am pleased with what we are getting, but my wife is not.  She sees the nutrition information on many of the items and is poo-poo'ing like mad.  I told her we don't have to eat it every day and use it for later, but I don't think she is pleased overall.  The vegetables, macaroni, canned goods, etc are fine, but she's so concerned about the high fat content in the foods.  (*sigh*)  In a survival situation, high fat will be useful.  Yet another reason I need to keep working on flipping my wife.  =-/

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2009, 11:46:43 AM »
Thanks Tim and everyone for info on this great opportunity.  I'm thinking about ordering some food from them, but they don't say anything about what requires refrigeration, freezing, etc.  I can see that some of it will need freezing, but just want to make sure, as we don't have alot of freezer space.  I'm also on the road alot, and those convenience meals look good for when I'm on the road.  Is there any way to tell what needs freezing before I order?  Thanks in advance.

From my experience:

In the Main Box:

Meats, desserts, and dinner entree/casseroles will come frozen.
Milk is shelf stable so does not require refrigeration until it has been opened.
Fries will be frozen
Deli Items will need refrigeration.
Veggies generally need to be frozen, but may come in cans.
Fruits are canned unless it is something like "Bag of 6 apples"
"Mixes" for muffins, corn bread, or bread are dry powders in packets.
Tortillas will need refrigeration.

Meat and Seafood Boxes will come frozen.
Allergen Free Box are frozen.
The Fruit and Veggie Box are fresh.

I do not have experience with the Super Fajita or such boxes.


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I am pleased with what we are getting, but my wife is not.  She sees the nutrition information on many of the items and is poo-poo'ing like mad.  I told her we don't have to eat it every day and use it for later, but I don't think she is pleased overall.  The vegetables, macaroni, canned goods, etc are fine, but she's so concerned about the high fat content in the foods.  (*sigh*)  In a survival situation, high fat will be useful.  Yet another reason I need to keep working on flipping my wife. =-/

I can understand her concern, but overall the portion of poor quality foods are low compared to the rest of what you get.  For the price, a bit of high fat, low quality foods is hard to pass up in combination with everything else.  We cut down on it similarly to what you have suggested:  not eating it every day.  We also mix products from Angel Food with things already in our pantry to create a diverse menu. 

The breaded chicken pieces are great fried up and eaten with pasta as a chicken parmesan.  We cook up hotdogs and eat them with rice or beans and have a fruit cobbler for dessert. Salisbury steak is cooked up and eaten with homemade, low fat, mashed potatoes and a veggie.


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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2009, 04:47:07 PM »
Thanks Spartan, I appreciate your information sharing.  Does anyone else have experience with the 'Senior & Convenience Pack'??  Specifically, do the require freezing? I'm out of freezer space, and not quite ready to get another one. Thanks

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2009, 04:52:22 PM »
the senior boxes are prepacked and frozen. My parents get that and said they are good.

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2009, 07:05:37 PM »
the senior boxes are prepacked and frozen. My parents get that and said they are good.

Thanks Nikki, I appreciate the advice.  I'll have to wait on getting them, as I'm almost out of freezer space.

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« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2009, 11:05:41 PM »
We just got our first order in the other day and it was very well put together.  I especially like the long storage items like the milk, pancake mix, etc.  I just wish we had a pickup location near us;  we have to get my ladies' mom to get it for us and then pick it up when we visit(two hours away).

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2009, 10:42:14 AM »
I have ordered these boxes a couple of times. The value is great, but I don't eat beef of any kind so I often have food that I cannot use. I also have had a few items in the box that I did not care for after fixing it. Most of the items were good though. I also have had the shelf stable milk. It is good and now I use it for storing and for travelling. They carry it at my local stores.

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« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2009, 01:45:43 PM »
I'm going to throw this out there and I'm also going to check prices tonight at the store.  First, there is no way this is enough food for 4 for a week, it won't even cover dinners every night let alone an entire day. 

If I'm wrong please show me the breakdown, I come up with about 1/4 lb of meat a day and 5 vegetables.

Second is the price really that good?  I'm looking it over and first I notice things I don't buy, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, mac and beef and shelf stable milk.  If I add up all the other things with an estimated cost I only get $28, there is no way the other items work out to over $30.  This makes me question where they come up with the $60 value. 

to put some prices in perspective, right now Karn's, a local chain, has whole new york strip for $3.99/lb, ground beef  $1.99/lb, Split chicken breast for $1.49/lb, eggs $.99, rice under $1/lb same with frozen veg, pork and beans less than $1, pork chops $1.49/lb (maybe less).  I could see me getting this and at least one or two extras and coming in exactly the same as my weekly budget of $85.  $85 includes some storage. 

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #50 on: August 20, 2009, 06:12:08 AM »
brewguy groceries are super cheap where u live!

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #51 on: August 20, 2009, 07:03:17 AM »
brewguy groceries are super cheap where u live!

I was wondering if it was just me that thought that.

I eat pretty much all the angel food stuff. The only thing we haven't liked is the tortillas. I will also warn that some of the stuff is already seasoned and if you season it further it gets a little much. That was my fault for not tasting first.

Some months are better than others, you really have to check the menu and see if you like that month's stuff. We get it every month that we remember to do so, but that's just us. November and December are usually the best months. you get whole hens and such.

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« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2009, 10:20:02 AM »
I checked at the store last night and ribeye was 8.99lb, however if you are looking to save money I would just skip the steak, I can get 4.5lbs of ground beef for that much.  the fish sticks and chicken fingers run $5.99 a box, again I don't eat those, I can buy 2-3 pounds of chicken and make my own nuggets for that price. 

Maybe prices here are just cheap, maybe I'm just cheap..   ;D

My point was that while at first it seemed to be a super amazing deal, when I looked closer it was not.  for me at least. 

Some examples.  Name brand frozen veg costs $1.89, store brand is $.89, alot of the meat you have to buy in 5+ lb packs, but it freezes easy and saves a lot of money.  The whole strip is 14lbs so even at $3.99 it costs $55.86, they will cut it how you want and then just freeze the extra. 

We also have an abundance of store choices here, I suppose the competition helps as well.  It is funny, the store with the super cheap meats is also the same one selling $28/lb salmon and $400/lb truffles.  I get a big loaf of bread for $.89 there as well.  you can also buy a round loaf for $4 which is the same as the no knead you make at home for $.50..

maybe you guys could price out the August menu in your stores and let us know what the total comes out to, I think my total is around $45-50 if you bought everything. 

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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2013, 12:02:46 PM »
Angel Food got shut down, turns out it was TOO good a deal - http://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2011/ceo-of-angel-food-ministries-and-others-indicted.  It's a shame, I really liked their stuff.
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Re: Merged Topics: Angel Food Ministries Reports & Experiences
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2013, 01:08:30 PM »
Pastor Joe indicted on theft from an organization receiving federal funds, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 666:o ;D

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« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2013, 10:26:46 AM »
Pastor Joe indicted on theft from an organization receiving federal funds, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 666:o ;D

I had heard they had bit the big weinnie!  Left a lot of folks hungry and wanting I'm sure.  A shame!

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