Press Statement for release to Seventh-day Adventist Publications, AFDA Distributors, email addresses, etc. from Douglas Hines, Chairman of Atlantic Natural Foods, Loma Linda
For the past several weeks we have been monitoring the global crisis with the Coronavirus and preparing for these days. During these weeks, I have continually told our team that the time is coming when we will go through this period of social distancing – and perhaps have to suspend church services. That time has now come.
We are aware of the awesome responsibility Atlantic Natural Foods has to provide traditional food to the Adventist community and now it’s even more important than ever to work closely with AFDA distributors, ABC Stores, local congregations, and individual members.
We are now working with senior AFDA leaders and the ABCs to establish how we will deliver product to you in the event Camp is cancelled. Once this is finalized, you will be advised on how this will be managed.
Further, in order to support the community, we are working with our AFDA and the ABC stores on an incremental coupon to “Prepare to Stock the Pantry” which hopefully will help during this time.
As the last producer of our unique canned food, I have instructed that the Company’s first priority for supply will be the Seventh-day Adventist community.
These are fast moving elements and hopefully they will be made public by Monday at your ABC and shortly thereafter through your local church.
We believe that God is in control and he will watch after those who honor him.
Isaiah 40.31; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.