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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | September 22, 2011
Angel Food Ministries is closing down after 17 years of providing discounted groceries to people across the nation, including many in the Tri-State area. The multimillion-dollar nonprofit organization said it will cease operation immediately, according to a statement provided to The Associated Press. Angel Food was started in 1994 by pastors Joe and Linda Wingo with 34 families in Monroe, Ga. At its height, the organization grew through a network of churches to feed more than 500,000 families a month in 45 states, the AP reported.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | March 2, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Mental Health Association hosted a meeting Monday to announce the end of its affiliation with Angel Food Ministries, a Georgia-based food distribution program embattled in a lawsuit claiming founders enriched themselves by $2.7 million or more. Instead, the Mental Health Association will partner with a program that supports Pennsylvania farmers. Packages from the SHARE (Self-Help and Resource Exchange) program will be distributed to the 150 to 200 people who received Angel Food packages monthly.
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June 2, 2011
Good Shepherd Caregivers is hosting a special session sharing area resources for seniors and those with disabilities from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 15. The session will be held at Christian Community Fellowship, 7330 Martinsburg Pike, (directly across from Good Shepherd's main office). The Department of Health and Human Resources will have information on Medicaid reimbursement and food assistance.  There will also be information on Angel Food Ministries and other resources.  Senior citizens, those with disabilities and those helping these populations are invited to come learn about these resources.  For more information, call 304-876-3325.
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June 13, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - For families struggling to make ends meet, help is available from Oakland Church, a host-site for Angel Food Ministries. The program provides affordable, nutritional meals and food items, including rib eye steaks, Italian sausage, supreme pizza and more. The groceries are sold in units of $30, valued at $65 to $85 at a retail grocery store. Order forms are available at Oakland Church, 70 Oakland Terrace, or can be downloaded from www.oakland-church.net.
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August 7, 2012
Angel Food Ministries served thousands of families across the country, including in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in the  Eastern Panhandle. However, Angel Food Ministries shut down in September 2011, and a new local nonprofit organization has teamed up with area churches to help fill the void. Community Combined Ministries Inc. is an outreach center for HIS Food Ministry, an evangelistic outreach program designed to help local churches and other organizations minister to their communities by offering discounted groceries and meal plans, according to a news release.
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By MARIE GILBERT | July 27, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Forgive Kim Selano for getting a little emotional. She has good reason. A single mother raising two young children, Selano was hit last month with an increase in her rent, an unexpected medical bill and a reduction in her work hours. She's become creative in making ends meet - scrimping on everything from soap to electricity. But she wonders how long she can stay afloat. She has no savings as a safety net and, with her budget, no room for error. "I know I'm not alone," the Hagerstown woman said.
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By MARIE GILBERT | July 26, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Forgive Kim Selano for getting a little emotional. She has good reason. A single mother raising two young children, Selano was hit last month with an increase in her rent, an unexpected medical bill and a reduction in her work hours. She's become creative in making ends meet -- scrimping on everything from soap to electricity. But she wonders how long she can stay afloat. She has no savings as a safety net and, with her budget, no room for error. "I know I'm not alone," the Hagerstown woman said.
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By ANDREW GAY / For The Herald-Mail | February 2, 2009
Although the poor economy has some businesses seeing red on their balance sheets, others are finding their businesses have held their own or improved because of the country's fiscal woes. Employees at businesses such as pawnshops and thrift stores say they have seen an increase in the number of people visiting their stores in an effort to soften the blow on their wallets. The Salvation Army in Hagerstown has seen many more people come in to shop at its thrift store on Frederick Street since mid-2008, according to Maj. Robert Lyle with the Hagerstown branch of The Salvation Army.
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By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | March 10, 2009
Pork and sauerkraut St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Clear Spring will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will include pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, drink and dessert. Dinner will be served family style with carryout available. Homemade pies, cakes and candy will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for those ages 5 to 12 years. Those 4 and younger will be admitted free. Spaghetti dinner There will be an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the Big Pool Community Building Saturday, March 21, from 4 p.m. until sold out. The menu includes spaghetti, coleslaw, cake and drink.
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August 7, 2012
Angel Food Ministries served thousands of families across the country, including in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in the  Eastern Panhandle. However, Angel Food Ministries shut down in September 2011, and a new local nonprofit organization has teamed up with area churches to help fill the void. Community Combined Ministries Inc. is an outreach center for HIS Food Ministry, an evangelistic outreach program designed to help local churches and other organizations minister to their communities by offering discounted groceries and meal plans, according to a news release.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | March 8, 2012
A regional ministry that provides food at a discounted price will begin distribution later this month in Hagerstown to anyone who wishes to take advantage of the service, organizers said this week. “If you eat, you qualify,” said Ron Kosor, founder and president of HIS Food Ministry. Based in Derry, Pa., HIS Food Ministry provides food at a 50 percent discount, using local churches as distribution points all over the Northeast. Concordia Lutheran Church, at 17907 Garden Lane in Hagerstown, is a local distribution site for the ministry, which offers boxes of food to anybody without restrictions.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | September 22, 2011
Angel Food Ministries is closing down after 17 years of providing discounted groceries to people across the nation, including many in the Tri-State area. The multimillion-dollar nonprofit organization said it will cease operation immediately, according to a statement provided to The Associated Press. Angel Food was started in 1994 by pastors Joe and Linda Wingo with 34 families in Monroe, Ga. At its height, the organization grew through a network of churches to feed more than 500,000 families a month in 45 states, the AP reported.
LIFESTYLE
June 2, 2011
Good Shepherd Caregivers is hosting a special session sharing area resources for seniors and those with disabilities from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 15. The session will be held at Christian Community Fellowship, 7330 Martinsburg Pike, (directly across from Good Shepherd's main office). The Department of Health and Human Resources will have information on Medicaid reimbursement and food assistance.  There will also be information on Angel Food Ministries and other resources.  Senior citizens, those with disabilities and those helping these populations are invited to come learn about these resources.  For more information, call 304-876-3325.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | December 24, 2010
People who wanted someplace to go on Christmas were invited to Rehoboth United Methodist Church on East Salisbury Street for a hot meal and some camaraderie. As of early afternoon, shortly before the meal was over, around 75 people had stopped in, said Bill Eckard, an organizer. “It’s been a steady flow,” he said. Diners passed through the serving line for turkey, ham, sweet or mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, corn, sauerkraut, rolls and cranberry.
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By PAULA GREEN SHUPP | September 9, 2009
o Read more Paula Green Shupp columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Tag Day is Saturday The Williamsport Blue Band will hold its annual Tag Day Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m., band members (dressed in their band T-shirts) will go door to door to collect donations. Contributions may also be mailed. Make checks payable to Williamsport High School and send to Williamsport Blue Band Boosters, P.O. Box 212, Williamsport, MD 21795. The Blue Band will begin its season at the first home football game Friday.
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