Unauthorized food and beverage sales, mini-markets prohibited by Army, APG regulations

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Installation leadership was recently informed that several groups of personnel have been purchasing food and beverages for resale in government buildings to their coworkers. Whether or not the re-sale operations were for profit or to refund additional food item purchasing is irrelevant – all instances of the unauthorized selling of food or beverages on APG is prohibited.

The sale of food, beverages, packaged snacks and sundry items at APG is authorized ONLY for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the Post Restaurant Fund, and these organizations’ associated contractors. A portion of sales at these organizations are used to support installation services.

Some fund raising activities are authorized when approved by the Installation Solicitation Officer Alan Hickox.

Coffee and water funds may be established within an office to contribute a specific amount of money to be used by those who contribute to purchase jugs of water or cans of coffee. These funds may not operate as a resale operation in which individual servings are sold.

In a recent memo from the APG Garrison commander, all unauthorized re-sale operations are ordered to immediately cease all operations.

For further clarification, contact Hickox at 410-306-4515.