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In the wake of Angel Food Ministries arises OneHarvest

Former employees of nonprofit begin their own food distribution effort

Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011 12:00 am

A Loganville-based nonprofit is stepping up to fill the void left by the now-defunct Angel Food Ministries.

OneHarvest Food Ministries will launch operations in the Southeast on Nov. 19 and organizers of the non-denominational, faith-based organization say they hope to be offering low-cost food boxes nationwide by the spring of 2012.

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  • LJergens posted at 6:32 pm on Fri, Jul 6, 2012.

    LJergens Posts: 1

    I think it is wonderful that you both have been led by the Lord to open up this Food Ministry. I know at AFM they allowed us to pay for our food with our EBT (food stamp) card. Are you offering the same at One Harvest?
    God Bless all of you that have taken on this huge task of helping people that need that extra hand to help us out, just like myself.

  • cy posted at 11:20 pm on Fri, Nov 18, 2011.

    cy Posts: 148

    oops. low quality cafeteria fare. It would help boost local economy and offer fresh quality food to people who often choose the cheap processed food over the more expensive produce to maximize their EBT dollars.

  • cy posted at 11:17 pm on Fri, Nov 18, 2011.

    cy Posts: 148

    It would be nice if one of these organizations would connect people in need to local farmers and products instead of low

  • '77 Hurricane posted at 8:06 pm on Mon, Oct 24, 2011.

    '77 Hurricane Posts: 589

    Paul: In the early days, they might have taken donations, but when I worked in the warehouse for more than 2 years beginning in 2006, that was not the case. They still used guys from the old Diversion Center, various mens' homes and other volunteers in addition to an army of part-time labor.
    I, too, could fill your ears and make some others burn with tales of what took place in the latter days....
    Man, I hate to admit that we're on pretty much the same channel here. That IS frightening..... :-)

  • Paul Finch posted at 10:23 am on Mon, Oct 24, 2011.

    Paul Finch Posts: 651

    '77, Yes they did receive food donations. Not all the food was donated, but much of it was.

    I did work there for a brief period of time. They got people to volunteer their labor, and got people from the jail to work cheap to help distribute the food. I was around when they 1st started out. Joe Wingo drove an old Dodge pick-up truck. Al Yarborough was Sherriff and Al's wife was the magistrate judge. Darren Hester's family and the Yarboroughs attended church at the Wingo's church.

    I could fill your ear fill stories... but yes, they operated off of donations of food, labor and exploited people from the jail.

  • '77 Hurricane posted at 12:09 am on Mon, Oct 24, 2011.

    '77 Hurricane Posts: 589

    Paul, don't talk about things of which you have no knowledge. AFM did not accept "food donations" and sell them off. Everything on the AFM menus was purchased and resold. Period.

    I know the gentlemen who are starting up OneHarvest. They are no Wingos, whether you want to believe it or not. I wish them all the best in replacing a thorn with a rose.

  • Paul Finch posted at 10:55 am on Sun, Oct 23, 2011.

    Paul Finch Posts: 651

    Oh great... another non-profit receiving food donations in the name of Jesus and selling them in the name of Caesar.

    Let me guess: You're going to gladly accept EBT cards?

    How original.

    I think it's high time we started taxing churches who want to act like businesses.