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FBI serves warrant at Angel Food Ministries

Walton County media are reporting that Angel Food Ministries is under investigation.

Apparently, on Wednesday, the FBI served a search warrants to the food relief agency, which uses more than 30 churches Augusta and Aiken as distribution sites. 

The ministry buys food in bulk, divvies it up and sells each box for about $30, half of what it would cost to buy off grocery store shelves. An Angel Food spokesman said the raid hasn’t affected the ministry’s operations, so churches should still receive deliveries.

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Kelly Jasper
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Kelly Jasper 02/12/09 - 12:55 pm
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Angel Food has responded

Angel Food has responded with this statement:

 "A single search warrant was executed today at Angel Food Ministries’ home office. Angel Food Ministries deems this to be an investigation of an individual or individuals connected to the organization, and not regarding the ministry itself, its service to the public or its host sites in any way. ...

AFM is taking orders and is prepared to fill them as usual.

This matter will not affect our abilities to take orders and fulfill them. Your February orders will be delivered next week as scheduled, and customer support is beginning to take your orders for March."

Read the full statement here.

SargentMidTown
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SargentMidTown 02/12/09 - 01:08 pm
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Every shady non profit

Every shady non profit "ministry" in Augusta should be investigated. They serve to enable drug addicts, alcoholics and other irresponsible people. What the truly poor need most is birth control. Those who are spitting out babies to stay on welfare are sucking the life out of us all. They are unpleasant poorly spoken company.... they are worthless.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 02/13/09 - 10:11 am
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palmtree. it will serve you

palmtree. it will serve you well to receive a taste of the circumstances that you so easily condemn. I would like to assault you verbally some more, but am unable to come up with any civilized words with which to do so. I hope that somehow your heart is changed, as it will surely lead you to perdition in the condition it now is in.

joemac777
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joemac777 02/13/09 - 02:02 pm
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Hey Palmtree, it's a shame

Hey Palmtree, it's a shame you're parents didn't use birthcontrol.

fudoki
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fudoki 02/13/09 - 09:06 pm
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It is truly sad that some

It is truly sad that some cannot see the great good done by Christian charities like Angel Food. The hateful comments made by some reflect, hopefully, the last remnants of the evil, selfish, and self-righteous dogma of a narrow perversion of Christianity that would justify the application of 19th century economic theories of social Darwinism to the suffering of people trying to get by in an economy destroyed by the greed, avarice, and crime of their compatriots. A good reading of Charles Dickens is in order here... And the words of Jesus... The Angel Food Ministry helps many, many people; providing good quality food for a good price to those who would otherwise go hungry. Regardless their tax status, or any technical violations of their corporate governance, these folks are putting the teachings of Jesus into practice and feeding the hungry - particularly children. Some of us have lost millions in the stock market in the past couple months. This is nothing compared to a worker who has lost their job, and cannot feed their family. We are all in this together now, and need to follow the advice and leadership of our President and behave like we understand this fact. Only by working together, as Americans, will we make this terrible mess caused by the greed of the wealthy end as quickly as it can. We should not seek vengence, but we must seek justice. If you are a Christian, you know what to do. If you are like" LOFTYpinetree, then you may want to assume the position - ON YOUR KNEES - and get a life. You may be next. Thanks for this great blog where Citizens can air out these issues and speak up for what is right and just.

fudoki
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fudoki 02/13/09 - 09:12 pm
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Sorry for the echo post -

Sorry for the echo post - script error...

fudoki
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fudoki 02/13/09 - 09:13 pm
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ditto on the script error...

ditto on the script error...

batya
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batya 02/15/09 - 09:31 pm
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I suggest you actually look

I suggest you actually look into the Christian ministries in this area before casting stones. Many are known to help people get off of drugs and other addictions by introducing them to Jesus Christ. He is the only One that can save them from themselves. They are given the choice to make for themselves.

Don't generalize everyone that needs help sometimes. I am fully aware there are many who abuse the system, but not all do.

Besides, as far as Angel Food goes they are not just in Augusta, they are nationwide.

hindy
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hindy 04/13/09 - 04:55 am
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Many are known to help

Many are known to help people get off of drugs and other addictions by introducing them to Jesus Christ. He is the only One that can save them from themselves. They are given the choice to make for themselves.

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