If you want to spend less on your groceries right away but aren’t into couponing, here’s an idea for you. For $30, you can buy a pre-determined assortment of food from Angel Food Ministries that is valued at $65. It’s really that easy. Their selection is limited, but the menu changes every month.
How does it work? In my mind, Angel Food is a discount grocery retailer. They buy large quantities of food monthly and sell it from more than 5,200 locations in 45 states. Everyone is buying the same set of products and the product assortment changes monthly, which allows them to buy en masse and pass the savings on to the consumer. Since the food cost isn’t subsidized, it just isn’t marked up like the grocery stores. This is an opportunity for any family at any income level to take advantage of the savings.
In fact, I’d think that the more families that buy food, the merrier, because volume is king in getting and maintaining such a steep discount.
How do you buy your Angel Food? Angel Food’s website lists all the distribution centers nationwide. See if there is a location near you. Order a regular box for $30 or a specialty box (meat, fruits, or veggies) for less. You may order as few or as many boxes as you like. You will have to pick it up on one particular day, and no exceptions or alternate arrangements can be made (that’s part of their cost-saving measures).
Your turn: What do you think of Angel Food?