Project Angel Food

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Project Angel Food is a nonprofit agency in Los Angeles County which provides free and nutritious meals for men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.[1]

Early history[edit]

Project Angel Food was started in 1989 by Marianne Williamson,[2] and Jon Gould, who was the chef at one of the first restaurants to donate to the Project.[3]

Finances[edit]

As at 2011, the Project had approximately 7% government funding. At that time it was estimated it cost $5 million per year to run, including 21 full-time staff and 6 part-time staff. The Project partnered with Community Gardens to cut the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables after their revenue dropped from approximately $5.6 million in 2008 to $4.3 million in 2010.[4]

Fund raising and community interaction[edit]

Project Angel Food has been running a fundraiser, called the Angel Awards, since 1995.[5]

The agency provided assistance in the production of Paul Lekakis' film Don't tell, Don't ask by recruiting activists Bruce Vilanch, Harvey Fierstein and Whoopi Goldberg to provide commentaries.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adams, Bob (February 2005). "Man of Confidence". HIV Plus 8 (1): 40. 
  2. ^ A Life on Fire: Living Your Life with Passion, Balance and Abundance. Enlightened Alliances, LLC. ISBN 9780977075300. 
  3. ^ McLellan, Dennis (19 March 2003). "Founder of mothers' anti-war group dies". The Spokesman Review. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Driggs, Alexis (2 December 2011). "Project Angel Food Cuts Costs, Saves Nutrition". Neon Tommy. University of Southern California. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Higgins, Bill (16 August 2011). "'GLEE' EXEC TO BE HONORED AT PROJECT ANGEL FOOD'S 'ANGEL AWARDS'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 December 2013.