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Posted: September 8, 2011 9:35 a.m.

Angel Food Ministry suspends deliveries

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MONROE - Monroe-based nonprofit Angel Food Ministries says it's suspending food distribution for the month of September.

The organization said Wednesday it has laid off its full-time staff in Monroe, although many are remaining on a volunteer basis.

Angel Food Ministries blames the economy, rising food and fuel prices, declining sales and operational costs for the moves.

The organization works through a network of churches and community organizations across the U.S. Food boxes are sold for up to half off what a customer might pay in retail stores.

Angel Food Ministries says it expects to resume food distribution soon and is looking at ways to reorganize. 

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