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Chalula88

Very Cheap Gluten Free Food!

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Hi Everyone!

My mom is a social worker and just informed me last month that an organization called Angel Food Ministries just started carrying a gluten free box!

The organization buys food in bulk and then resells it for very very cheap. You do not have to be needy or provide any information about your income to receive the food. You just order online and pick it up at your local site. There are a ton of locations and the people are friendly and the food is great!

For $35 last month I got the following, all gluten free:

1lb chicken nuggets

1lb chicken strips

2lb chicken legs

1lb beef steak

gravy

blueberry muffin mix

pancake mix

all purpose breading

It should be enough food for the average person (with some supplemental things) for 2-4 weeks. They have a new box every month! You can order as many boxes as you want each month!

Here is the link:

http://www.angelfoodministries.com/

The food is really tasty and I have never been glutened by any of it! A lot of the food is free of other allergens as well, the ingredients are posted online.

They order as much as they need and you do not have to be low income to receive the food, so please don't feel bad ordering from them if you have a high income. The more support they get the more likely they are to stick around as they are working on a grant currently and need a good outcome!

I really hope this helps some of you out!


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Caffeine Free - August 2011

Dairy Free - 1 January 2012

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Hi Everyone!

My mom is a social worker and just informed me last month that an organization called Angel Food Ministries just started carrying a gluten free box!

The organization buys food in bulk and then resells it for very very cheap. You do not have to be needy or provide any information about your income to receive the food. You just order online and pick it up at your local site. There are a ton of locations and the people are friendly and the food is great!

For $35 last month I got the following, all gluten free:

1lb chicken nuggets

1lb chicken strips

2lb chicken legs

1lb beef steak

gravy

blueberry muffin mix

pancake mix

all purpose breading

It should be enough food for the average person (with some supplemental things) for 2-4 weeks. They have a new box every month! You can order as many boxes as you want each month!

Here is the link:

http://www.angelfoodministries.com/

The food is really tasty and I have never been glutened by any of it! A lot of the food is free of other allergens as well, the ingredients are posted online.

They order as much as they need and you do not have to be low income to receive the food, so please don't feel bad ordering from them if you have a high income. The more support they get the more likely they are to stick around as they are working on a grant currently and need a good outcome!

I really hope this helps some of you out!

They are good. Funny though, the only gluten I received in the last half year was from their pork chops in the meat package which were processed with some sort of gluten. I read it on the label, stored them for other in the family and they came back to haunt me... lack of due diligence on my part, not theirs as it was properly labeled on the box. great value. We use the pre-prepped meals to help my parents keep food on the table as my dad is the one having to do the re-heat---er---cooking for them....

CS

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I know of several people who order the gluten free/allergy free food boxes even though they are not considered "low income". Gluten free food is expensive for everyone, especially the frozen convenient foods. Those are so nice to have on hand when cooking from scratch is not an option. I think I am going to place an order myself! Thanks for the link!


Amy

1989: I am diagnosed with IBS.

3/08: 8-year-old son diagnosed with Celiac (blood test and biopsy) and allergies to corn, egg whites, soy, peanuts, walnuts, wheat, and clam.

6/08: My Celiac test is negative.

7/08: I go completely gluten free despite negative test and NO MORE IBS SYMPTOMS!!

7/09: My Enterolab gluten sensitivity gene testing results indicate I have one Celiac gene and one gluten sensitivity gene.

8/09: I am diagnosed with Celiac based on gene testing results and positive response to diet.

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Sounds great.....do you happen to know what brand(s) the gluten free food is??? I would love to do this since we are on a really tight budget, but my dd is also very sensitive. Knowing the brand or company that produces the food might help me feel more secure in ordering. Thanks!!!


Tamara, mom to 4 gluten & casein free kiddos!

Age 11 - Psoriasis

Age 8- dx'd Celiac March 2005

Age 6- gluten-free/cf, allergy related seizures

Age 4 - reflux, resolved with gluten-free/cf

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The allergen box is brand new! I got it last month and it was the first time it was offered.

The food is made especially for angel food ministries I believe, at least all of the labels say angel food ministries on them. The ingredients are listed online and on every package so that should help you make a decision regarding how safe they are for your family. :)


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Caffeine Free - August 2011

Dairy Free - 1 January 2012

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I have seen that but it's not available in my area. I think the breaded meat is from allergy free foods, but I could be wrong.

ETA: It is. They have a link on their website. I have not tried their meats, but the cornbread is delicous! We also like their faux cheeses and while I like the gravy, you do have to add broth so I might as well just make my own. The chocolate cake is also excellent but you have to get it through QVC now and it's expensive. It freezes well though.

http://allergyfreefoods.com/

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I have ordered the allergen free box from Angel Food Ministries several times over the last six months. Last month they started including pancake mix, etc. We have not tried the pancake mix and such yet. My daughter is in college and has an apartment this fall so this helped stock her freezer. She really enjoys the chicken tenders. She has had no problems eating these foods.

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Thank you So much- You have no idea how much this will help my entire family, celiacs or not! This is truely a blessing, I thought for sure there would be no place around me- but there's a site like 25 miles away. Thank you again!


-negative blood 2 x's

-negative biopsy- but couldn't biopsy the portion of my small intestine they normally do- due to that part being bypassed in my gastric bypass surgery

What should I do next?

Please help- any info, sugesstions, ideas- etc... I have a million ?'s

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This thread needs a severe bump, this food is crazy cheap and super good. I've had nothing but great experiences dealing with angel food ministries.

:)

there's one about 45 miles away from me, and I've a friend who lives here but was raised there,k and goes often.....I'm going to see if she can pick up a box for me.

Great info, thanks!


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Does anyone know of something similar available in Canada?

I also was wondering if there was anything like this available in Canada, it sounds great!! Hopefully if there isn't there will be soon!


Gluten Free since Apr 14-08

Mar 08.....Blood work-Positive for Celiac Results were High (92)

Apr 08....Biopsy Results indicating abnormalities associated with celiac disease & Villi atrophy.

May-08.... Appendicitis

July 08.....X-ray indicates Degenerative Disc Disease

Symptoms that the gluten free diet has helped: All Stomach Problems, Bloating, Vomiting, Heartburn & D, Energy, overall feeling of health again, Migraine, Degenerative disc Disease, and Infertility.

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I just checked out this site (thanks by the way!) and was excited to see a pick up right in my town. But then I was bummed because next month's box are just breaded meats. Maybe December...

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Just wondering, why are people not eating the breaded meats in the allergy free box? Are they not gluten-free and the box is for other allergies? I mean do they target specific allergies and not target the gluten-free community?


Sarah

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Just wondering, why are people not eating the breaded meats in the allergy free box? Are they not gluten-free and the box is for other allergies? I mean do they target specific allergies and not target the gluten-free community?

I just assumed regular flour. There's no way to tell for sure. If anyone has insights, I'd like to hear. I don't much care for the breaded meat anyway. Once in a while is ok but a whole box of breaded meat?

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