Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day on April 20
Project Angel Food invited everyone to join in Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. This annual event offers restaurateurs an opportunity to come together donating a portion of sales from the day to our food service program.
“Angelenos love to dine out and we are excited about this year’s lineup of restaurants for Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day,” said Richard Ayoub, Interim Executive Director of Project Angle Food. “Funds raised from Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day will be help us purchase quality ingredients, such as fresh produce, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates, for the meals that we prepare in our kitchen each day. It is our hope that everyone will eat out and enjoy their favorite restaurants to help support the great work that we do.”
Participating restaurants in Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day include: The Abbey, Mr. Chow, SUR, Pump, Villa Blanca, Porta Via, Cleo, Connie and Ted’s, Hinoki & the Bird, Hama Sushi, Hedley’s, Hugo’s Restaurant, Katsuya, kitchen24, La Conversation, Off vine, Pace, Pearl’s, Il Fico, Rock and Reilly’s, Rockwell Table and Stage, JAR, Desano Pizzeria, Momed, Cake Monkey, Del Frisco’s Grille, The District by Hannah An, WeHo Bistro Taste at the Palisades and Taste on Melrose, Benny’s Tacos, Sidewalk Grill, Tortilla Republic, 16 Pick Up Stix locations and many more. “New restaurants are signing up every day and we expect this to be our biggest year yet,” said Bobby Ralston, Chairman Eat. Drink.Be An Angel. See a complete list of restaurants at HERE.
Project Angel Food Board Member Wayne Elias, who also owns Rockwell Table & Stage, added, “Since our mission is about feeding people who are struggling with illness, it makes sense that we would hold LA’s biggest dine-out event.”
The City of West Hollywood proclaimed April 20, 2016 Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day.
Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day will change the lives of thousands of people in Los Angeles, while also creating a wonderful sense of community and goodwill for the city’s restaurants. See a full list of participating restaurants HERE.
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON & MITCH O’FARRELL SERVE UP 10 MILLIONTH MEAL
Project Angel Food celebrated an important milestone on Friday, March 18, 2016: our 10 millionth meal.
Founded by spiritual guru Marianne Williamson in 1989, Project Angel Food continues to deliver nutritious meals, free of charge, to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, kidney failure and lung disease.
Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who was a volunteer in Project Angel Food’s early days, attended the celebration and helped to prepare the landmark meal. The City Council proclaimed March 18, 2016 “Project Angel Food Day.”
Councilman O’Farrell, who has been a longtime supporter of Project Angel Food, also helped secure a 4,000 square foot urban garden in Hollywood for the organization to provide organic fruits and vegetables for their 2,000 clients.
Council member O’Farrell, said, “What a remarkable achievement for Project Angel Food! I applaud you for decades of providing nutritious meals to those in need. Thank you for making your home in the 13th District and continuing your mission of giving on two fronts -- to the clients you serve, and to the volunteers whose lives are enriched by the personal interaction and the opportunity to be of service in our communities."
Best-selling author Marianne Williamson, our founder, was on hand in the 8,000 square foot kitchen at 922 Vine Street to mark the historic occasion.
As part of the celebration, global wings artist Colette Miller unveiled her latest set of wings on the side of Project Angel Food’s building.
“We couldn’t have reached this milestone without the thousands of caring and committed volunteers and supporters who help Project Angel Food serve the most vulnerable among us, meeting an ever-increasing demand for our program,” Richard Ayoub, Interim Executive Director of Project Angel Food, said. “Every day, more and more sick and hungry Angelenos reach out to Project Angel Food looking for help. We will continue to provide those who need us with life-sustaining – and life-affirming – services at no charge as long as it takes.”
Christine Ebersole Private Party Raises Nearly $100,000
Two-time Tony Award winning actress, Christine Ebersole, performed at an intimate performance benefiting Project Angel Food at the home of Tim Robinson and Bob Cohen on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Guests joined Project Angel Food’s Major Donor Program making it the most successful house party in the 26 year history of Project Angel Food.
NCIS star and Project Angel Food board member Pauley Perrette started the evening off with a $25,000 challenge grant. In the end over $96,000 was raised.
The Hollywood Hills party drew a crowd of 200 including Home Improvement’s Patricia Richardson, Sullivan & Son’s Jodi Long, fashion expert Lawrence Zarian, and West Hollywood City Councilman John D’Amico. Hors d'oeuvres were provided by Chef Wayne at Crumble Catering and cocktails were served up by Leslie Barclay and Diageo.
Coming off of a successful five night run at the Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills, Christine stayed an extra night to perform this intimate concert.
“Christine started off with ‘What’s it All About Alfie’ and brought the crowd to tears when she belted out ‘Will You’ from Grey Gardens, ” said Richard Ayoub, Interim Executive Director of Project Angel Food.
For more than 30 years, Ms. Ebersol has been enchanting audiences on the Broadway stage, television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. She won a Tony for the smash hit revival of 42nd Street and also for Grey Gardens. Ebersol appeared in many films including Amadeus and Tootsie. Her extensive list of television credits include The Cavanaughs, Valerie, and Royal Pains. She has given concert performances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Boston Symphony Hall. Project Angel Food is thrilled to have her powerful voice support their cause.
Project Angel Food had the honor of participating in AVON39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer in Carpinteria
Project Angel Food was a recipient of one of eleven new grants donated by the Avon Foundation for Women to local support organizations; sharing that honor with renowned hospitals, cancer clinics and research centers across Los Angles and Santa Barbara Counties. We are very proud of our role in the continuum of health care for people struggling with serious diagnoses such as cancer, and we are delighted to share this wonderful news with our supporters.
Click here to read the AVON39 press release
Organic vegetables in our meals are healthy additions to our recipes that our clients really enjoy and appreciate
Thanks to the Los Angeles Community Garden Council and Council Member Mitch O'Farrell we have a new garden and the opportunity to grow a wide variety of herbs and vegetables to enhance our menus. A special thank you to Project Impact at UTA for helping us plant our seedlings and start the Madison Community Garden.
"This food program has made such a positive effect on my life. Just knowing that every day I will be eating a healthy, nutritious and delicious meal has been so beneficial to me in so many ways. I cannot adequately describe my gratitude to you all. God bless." - David G.