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Project Angel Food's mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers and staff cook and deliver free and nutritious meals prepared with love throughout Los Angeles County, acting out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait.
Our meals, prepared by professional chefs and volunteer assistants, are nutritiously-appropriate, attractive and always made with the freshest ingredients. Our registered dietitians provide clients with individual, nutritional counseling. There is no charge to clients for these services.
Volunteers, who help in the kitchen and make the deliveries, are a crucial component of our program. While the immediate need we fulfill is the prevention of hunger, these caring individuals also deliver compassion and help reduce the terrible isolation that many people living with serious illnesses often experience.
Clients are grouped into 90 geographically-based routes, ranging from Lancaster to Long Beach. Volunteers using their own vehicles deliver from 6 to 10 meals per route. Our central kitchen is located in Hollywood. Meals are also distributed via satellite drop-off points in North Hollywood, Pasadena, Silverlake, Santa Monica, South Central Los Angeles and the Antelope Valley.
Since our inception in 1989, the Project Angel Food Program has prepared and delivered more than 7 million meals. Last year, the Project Angel Food Program prepared and delivered 735,000 meals to 2,200 individuals.
Project Angel Food was founded by Marianne Williamson.