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Friends Helping Friends Will 

Not Be A Host Site for Angel Food


By: David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, September 21, 2011

Shortly after the recent announcement by Friends Helping Friends food pantry that they would be a host site for the food co-op, Angel Foods, that organization ceased operations.

On Wednesday the 7th of September during their Angel Food Orientation FHF was advised Angel Foods was suspending its sales for an indefinite period. According to a press release from the website, it was announced that Angel Food Ministries (AFM) will not be holding a food distribution for the month of September. The press release went on to say; “Like the thousands of businesses in America that have endured one of the worst recessions in the past 100 years, we too have faced operational and financial challenges. We have every intention to continue offering great food at great prices in the coming months and are considering ways to reorganize or restructure our Ministry. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to the hundreds of thousands of customers who have come to rely on us every month, to our Host Sites and to the thousands of volunteers who join us in serving God by helping those in need.”

“This was very sad news for many of us because this would have been a great help to many households in the County,” said Steve Lewis, President of Friends Helping Friends. “After finding out more information including the fact that they had to lay off 90 workers, we have decided not to become a host site for Angel Food. I personally want to apologize for getting everyone’s hopes up; I am just glad we found out now instead of after we had collected your money.”

Friends Helping Friends will still be operating as it always has, providing much-needed food at no cost for those in need. “I know there was some confusion after the initial announcement, but Friends Helping Friends is doing fine and will continue to bless those in need.”


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