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News Briefing: Sex Harassment Suit Hits Angel Food Ministries

By Kate Golden on March 4, 20092 Comments
  • A former employee of Angel Food Ministries alleges that the son of its founders made numerous physical advances toward her in a lawsuit filed last week.  [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
  • Arts organizations are hit the hardest as companies face losses in their endowments.  [Bloomberg]
  • Gifts from seven of the ten biggest donors in 2008 were made from estates – a sign that even the richest Americans may be putting off large donations due to economic uncertainty.  [MSNBC]
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  • Concerned about hunger says:

    Before 2008, the United States was in a period of economic growth, but the Bush administration didn’t use the growth to reduce poverty. Now the number of people living in poverty is rising faster than the needs of the poor can be met. For example, some food banks are turning hungry people away (“Food Banks Can’t Meet Growing Demand,” USA Today, November 25, 2008). At the same time, Angel Food is feeding half a million families a month. They do this by recruiting a huge network of volunteers in 38 states. I’m one of these volunteers. I volunteer half a Saturday each month in my local community distributing groceries. I can tell you that Angel Food is much needed by the working poor, the elderly, single-parent families, and anyone else who is trying to make ends meet. As we see news stories, please remember that Angel Food is effective in helping people at a time of great need.

  • Bev Sheldon says:

    March 6, 2009, Monroe, GA: A lawsuit filed last Friday in the Walton County Superior Court by two former board members of Angel Food Ministries that sought to have the Wingo family removed from the helm and from the premises of the organization, was dismissed today.
    At a brief hearing before Superior Court Judge John M. Ott, an agreement was reached and the suit was dismissed. Joseph Wingo remains the chairman and CEO and the Wingo family, who founded the ministry and devoted their lives to see it grow, remain at the helm.
    Further details of the agreement will be released at a later date.
    Amidst the news of the lawsuit, Angel Food Ministries continued to feed anyone who asks, reaching a milestone February 2009, distributing 530 thousand food boxes. It will continue serving a crucial need, feeding anyone who asks.

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