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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Angel Food Ministries Home Food Delivery Service Comes To Roosevelt Island With Affordable Meals For All


You Tube Video of Angel Food Ministries Program

Gristedes and Fresh Direct may have some low cost competition in the Roosevelt Island grocery food business from a couple of Monroe Georgia Pastors and The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA). RIDA is the local sponsor of a new Roosevelt Island monthly food delivery service from an organization called Angel Food Ministries that will provide low cost meals to all residents, regardless of income, who sign up for their services. According to their web site:
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Georgia (between Atlanta and Athens), and has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 35 states...
The way the service works is that once a month a menu is distributed with a deadline for ordering and a pick up location. The January menu is located below and includes pricing as well as item information.


Selections include a $30 regular box which Angel Ministries says will provide:
enough food for a family of four for about a week
and a $28 senior/convenience box of:
ten perfectly seasoned, nutritionally balanced, fully cooked meals - just heat and serve
as well as Specials.

Sample menu items include:
  • New Orleans Style Chicken
  • Grilled Chicken Strips & Penne Pasta and
  • Beef & Bowtie Pasta among others
The deadline for January orders is January 11. More ordering information is available here.

Note that although Angel Ministries describes itself as a non profit, non-denominational organization it has a particular religious component that is included in each order. According to their web site:
... Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news of the gospel of Christ through salvation tracts that are placed in each food order....
UPDATE - 1/8 - From RIDA:
To all RI residents, in regardes to Angelfood orders.
The Roosevelt Island Disable Association is a 501c not for profit organization whose only interest is helping families on RI.

We will not be placing any literature in any of the food orders that are placed with us. We are grateful to AF to provide Roosevelter Islanders to save money each month on their food purchases.

Jim Bates
VP RIDA

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

I feel tempted to take advantage of this but I feel that since I can afford buying food from Whole Foods or Fresh Direct I will steal it from somebody who needs it more. Plus the religious overtone is a little off-putting.

unclejim said...

To all RI residents, in regardes to Angelfood orders.
The Roosevelt Island Disable Association is a 501c not for profit organization whose only interest is helping families on RI.
We will not be placing any literature in any of the food orders that are placed with us.
We are grateful to AF to provide Roosevelter Islanders to save money each month on their food purchases.
Jim Bates
VP RIDA

RI 360 said...

I would not let the "religious overtone" bother anyone. I used to be a member of a pretty observant traditional synagogue in Manhattan and they support Angel Food Ministries as well.

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