Scoot over Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle. Newly sworn-in WeHo Mayor, Lindsey Horvath, delivered meals for Project Angel Food this past Wednesday, May 27. The non-profit agency cooks and delivers healthy meals to people debilitated by serious illnesses.
“@projectangelfood [sic] has been a true lifeline for people in @wehocity for years!” WeHo Mayor Horvath posted on her instagram account. “Now, in a whole new way, they’ve stepped up and so have we – increasing our funding to provide meals to people in need and with critical health issues. Many thanks to #WeHo resident @richardayoub for his visionary leadership of this organization, which was born in our City!!”
“We’re here in my favorite city delivering meals with Project Angel Food to make sure those in need are served during this very critical time,” she said in the Insta video that was shared on her personal and Project Angel Food page. “As we know the City of West Hollywood has stepped up during the COVID emergency and were now able to serve about 200 residents in our community through Project Angel Food services. We are so grateful for the work that is done there each and every day and I’m proud of our residents, Richard Ayoub and Emery Williams and so many others who are involved with Project Angel Food to bring this service to our community. We know that people are in such need and this helps them stay in the fight and stay healthy and stay safe.”
Project Angel Food Executive Director Richard Ayoub kept his six feet distance when he popped into the video to thank the WeHo Mayor for her Service. He said that this was the first time a mayor delivered food for the organization. “Thank you to the City of West Hollywood for increasing funds in light of COVID and allowing us to feed more people,” he added.
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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle made headlines when they delivered meals for a for Project Angel Food back in April.
Every week Project Angel Food cooks, prepares, and delivers 15,000 meals for 1,600 clients living with critical illnesses. More than 62% of those clients are 60 and older and have compromised immune systems, which place them at greater risk. Because of this at-risk client base, the organization has always been hyper vigilant but now has to ramp up its already stringent food safety measures.
Since its inception thirty years ago, Project Angel Food has prepared and delivered more than 12 million meals – currently 15,000 per week – free of charge to men, women and children living with critical illnesses. Project Angel Food has expanded its initial mission from serving people living with HIV/AIDS to include medically tailored meals, prepared by staff and volunteers, for those combatting cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, and congestive heart disease. The mission has always remained intact, to feed and nourish the sick, by delivering healthy nutritious meals throughout 4,400 square miles of Los Angeles County. More than 98% of Project Angel Food clients are living at or below the poverty level, and Project Angel Food is their lifeline, filling a vital need in all communities.
The organization is accepting donations in any amount at www.angelfood.org/covid19.