Half-price groceries: $50 of food sold for $25 in Angel Food program

Published: November 3, 2006 | 4997th good news item since 2003

MARION – Shepherd’s Closet, an outreach of the First Apostolic Church, is about to place it’s first order as part of Angel Food Ministries.

“Angel Food Ministries is a nationwide program that provides grocery savings to anyone,” Shepherd’s Closet founder Charles Fox said.

Each month, Angel Food Ministries puts together a $25 food package of high quality, name brand foods that anyone can order. The package, which is typically valued at more than $50, contains fresh meats, fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits, as well as staples.

“We (Shepherd’s Closet) will get a percentage of each sale, and that money will help fund our pantry,” Fox said.

The Shepherd’s Closet pantry began as a small mission for Marion’s First Apostolic Church a mere six months ago, but has grown at a rapid pace.

“In October we served 1,497 people,” Fox said. “The Angel Food Ministry is just another way we can help people stretch their grocery dollars. We’ll be using our portion of the proceeds to add more food to our pantry.”

Shepherd’s Closet will be offering the food packages through Angel Food Ministries every month. Although the contents of the food packages will change month to month, the price will stay the same.

“People may wonder why the price is so low,” Fox said. “Well, Angel Food Ministries is the largest buyer of Tyson meat products. They buy more than Wal-Mart does.”

The food packages are available to anyone. There is no application or qualifying process, and no limit on the quantity of packages purchased. All package orders must be prepaid, and Fox said they accept cash, check and even food stamps.

“People need to know that this is not outdated food or damaged goods,” Fox said. “This is all name brand food, trucked here in refrigerated trucks for delivery on the same day.”

This first order, which Fox will place next week, will arrive for pickup on Nov. 18. The cut-off date for the November food package is Nov. 4.

Each month there are additional packages available to anyone who buys the basic $25 package. Anyone who orders the November package may also buy the one of three other November Specials.

For example, November Special 1 is a Steak Combo Box, which includes (4) 8-ounce T-bone steaks and (4) 8-ounce New York Strip steaks for only $18.

MARION – Shepherd’s Closet, an outreach of the First Apostolic Church, is about to place it’s first order as part of Angel Food Ministries.

“Angel Food Ministries is a nationwide program that provides grocery savings to anyone,” Shepherd’s Closet founder Charles Fox said.

Each month, Angel Food Ministries puts together a $25 food package of high quality, name brand foods that anyone can order. The package, which is typically valued at more than $50, contains fresh meats, fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits, as well as staples.

“We (Shepherd’s Closet) will get a percentage of each sale, and that money will help fund our pantry,” Fox said.

The Shepherd’s Closet pantry began as a small mission for Marion’s First Apostolic Church a mere six months ago, but has grown at a rapid pace.

“In October we served 1,497 people,” Fox said. “The Angel Food Ministry is just another way we can help people stretch their grocery dollars. We’ll be using our portion of the proceeds to add more food to our pantry.”

Shepherd’s Closet will be offering the food packages through Angel Food Ministries every month. Although the contents of the food packages will change month to month, the price will stay the same.

“People may wonder why the price is so low,” Fox said. “Well, Angel Food Ministries is the largest buyer of Tyson meat products. They buy more than Wal-Mart does.”

The food packages are available to anyone. There is no application or qualifying process, and no limit on the quantity of packages purchased. All package orders must be prepaid, and Fox said they accept cash, check and even food stamps.

“People need to know that this is not outdated food or damaged goods,” Fox said. “This is all name brand food, trucked here in refrigerated trucks for delivery on the same day.”

This first order, which Fox will place next week, will arrive for pickup on Nov. 18. The cut-off date for the November food package is Nov. 4.

Each month there are additional packages available to anyone who buys the basic $25 package. Anyone who orders the November package may also buy the one of three other November Specials.

For example, November Special 1 is a Steak Combo Box, which includes (4) 8-ounce T-bone steaks and (4) 8-ounce New York Strip steaks for only $18.

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