Angel Food Ministries has considered many options
regarding our future. At this time we regret to inform you that we have not
found a solution that will allow Angel Food Ministries to continue to
distribute food on a monthly basis and have decided to cease operations. We
realize the pressure that this places on our host sites, community food
banks and customers.
However, there is a group of former employees
and food vendors that are working to find a better way of serving those who
have come to depend on Angel Food.
many if not all other food ministries have gone out of business in recent
years. Angel Food has not been immune from the same economic and market
conditions that led to the loss of other food ministries. Itís important to
note that in the past we never relied on donations; less than 1% of annual
revenues have come from donations. We are grateful that we have been able to
help tens of millions of customers save hundreds of millions of dollars in
food costs. We also are grateful to have been able to return about $24
million to our church host sites and other partner organizations.
With the help of our volunteer staff 98 percent of the thousands of
customers who placed an order for September have already received a full
refund. We continue to work with the USDA to credit the remaining 59
customers who used their SNAP benefits to place a September order. Federal
regulations prohibit us from simply sending them a check for a full refund.
The USDA/SNAP officials have been very helpful in seeing to it that
these refunds are taking place in an orderly fashion. Those who placed
orders through their local host sites will need to contact that site
directly for a full refund.
We are comforted by the thousands of
comments we have received expressing support for Angel Food Ministries and
the great need to continue helping those in need. We at Angel Food
Ministries are truly heartbroken to have to cease operations but it has not
compromised our faith in God or our commitment to helping those in need.
Please check this website often for the latest information. Thank you for
your prayers, faithfulness and your commitment to Angel Food Ministries over
these past 17 years.
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