Assemblymember Richard Bloom Honors Project Angel Food Nonprofit as Leader in California and Invites President Trump to Visit Project Angel Food Before Cutting Funding

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) honored Los Angeles-based nonprofit Project Angel Food as the 50th Assembly District’s 2017 Nonprofit of the Year.

 

From the kitchen of a small church in West Hollywood, Project Angel Food has become one of the most effective grassroots nonprofit agencies in the nation. Project Angel Food cooks and delivers over 500,000 nutritious meals each year, free of charge, to families throughout Los Angeles County that are affected by life-threatening illnesses.

 

“Project Angel Food has provided a vital resource for our most vulnerable citizens throughout Los Angeles County, eliminating a large financial burden and allowing them to focus on their recovery process,” said Assemblymember Richard Bloom. “This organization is a stellar example of a community working together to address the needs of their community members. I want to personally thank the staff and the thousands of volunteers at Project Angel Food who have a long history of alleviating hunger through their compassionate services.”

 

Project Angel Food strives not only to combat its clients’ hunger, but also to assist in improving their overall health through healthy and nutritious meals. Every meal plan is prepared by on-staff registered dieticians and medically tailored to each individual’s specific illness to offer optimum benefits. The organization also assists their clients in better understanding the positive impact of healthy eating, not only during their fight against their disease, but in their life overall.

 

Project Angel Food was founded in 1989 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by a group of caring friends who began providing meals to their neighbors from their small church in West Hollywood.

In the 1990s, Project Angel Food received its first government grant and increased its services, added 13 people on staff to respond to the changing nature of hunger and illness. Today, the organization has expanded its mission to include illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, renal failure and other life-threatening diseases and in 2016 celebrated its 10 millionth meal served.

 

“The Trump Administration is seeking to dramatically decrease food aid to American families and organizations like Project Angel Food will see their funding reduced if the treatment reductions are carried out,” said Assemblymember Bloom.  “Before he cuts their budget, I invite President Trump to visit Project Angel Food, spend time in its fabulous kitchen, meet its dedicated volunteers and serve a few meals to those who rely on this lifeline support.”  

 

You can visit Project Angel Food’s website at: www.angelfood.org.


                                                                                                                                                  Photo of Bobby Ralston, Chair, Board of Directors and Richard Ayoub, Executive Director, Project Angel Food with Assemblymember Richard Bloom.

Richard Bloom chairs the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Transportation.  He represents California’s 50th Assembly District, which comprises the communities of Agoura Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Hollywood, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Topanga, West Hollywood, and West Los Angeles.