community supports program

community supports program

Project Angel Food is revolutionizing health care in Los Angeles by partnering with leading health care providers to deliver research-driven, medically tailored nutrition, directly addressing the critical needs of our county’s seriously ill residents.


Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day.


A world where every sick person is fed, nourished and loved.

core values

Clients First, Collaboration, Commitment, Empathy, Inclusiveness, Innovation, Integrity, Joy, Service, Well-being

Are you a professional in health care or social work looking to refer a patient to our program?

Are you a professional in healthcare or social work looking to refer a patient to our program?

We offer streamlined referrals through a single form for quick enrollment, ensuring patient privacy per HIPAA, backed by our responsive, culturally aware, and multilingual team.

To submit referrals or for any questions, email us : Phone: 323-337-9650 Fax: 323-845-1834  Or, download our Community Supports Medically Tailored Meals Referral Form. Click Here.


Let's work together to improve health and speed recovery for critically ill residents of Los Angeles through the power of partnerships and customized nutrition. Project Angel Food specializes in providing tailored meals and nutrition education to those with critical illnesses.

As part of California's Cal-AIM initiative, since 2022, we've expanded our reach in offering medically tailored meals for critical illness care. With 34 years of experience, we're nationally recognized, including by Harvard Law and Gastropod podcast, and have served over 1,000 patients in two years, partnering with insurers like Anthem, Blue Shield Promise, Health Net, L.A. Care Health Plan, and Molina Healthcare and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. Our program, which includes meals crafted by professional chefs and registered dietitians and nutrition education, has reduced health care costs, improved health outcomes, and increased patient satisfaction

Research on Medically Tailored Meals Shows:


average monthly health care costs for patients battling life-threatening illness who received medically tailored meals and medical nutrition therapy (MNT) , according to FIMC.


decrease in hospital admissions for critically ill people receiving an intervention of medically tailored meals according to a 2017 study.


of Project Angel Food clients report improved adherence to medication protocols due to our medically tailored meal intervention.

Working together with our partners to benefit patients

We deeply value the trust our partners and patients place in us and are committed to supporting our health care partners in meeting their patients' needs.

Eligibility Criteria
Patients with serious chronic health conditions may qualify, including, but not limited to:
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Lung Disorders
  • Stroke
* Insurance Plans approve authorizations for service
Medically Tailored Meals
Our meals are customized, scratch-made, and tailored to each patient's specific medical diagnosis. Diet options include:
  • Heart-Healthy
  • Diabetic
  • Kidney Disease-Friendly
  • Dialysis-Friendly
  • Gastrointestinal-Friendly
  • Vegetarian
  • Some meal plans have no beef and no pork options available
  • Mechanical Soft
* We are not equipped to cater to individuals with severe or life-threatening allergies.
Supportive Interventions
As part of the treatment plan, patients receive:
  • Two daily meals, freshly prepared in our kitchen, then frozen for delivery.
  • A personalized diet plan addressing the patient’s nutritional requirements based on their health condition.
  • A 12-week meal program, extendable under certain conditions.
  • Up to three one-on-one consultations with our registered dietitians per authorization.
  • Home delivery by our dedicated professional and volunteer drivers, weekly.
  • All these services are provided at NO COST to the participant.

Luke's story

Luke has diabetes and has lost 75% of his kidney function, therefore his diet is balanced with clean protein, healthy carbs, and lots of leafy greens. He was referred to Project Angel Food by his LA Care Health Plan nutritionist and says even his doctors are astonished at the results and he credits Project Angel Food’s medically tailored meals, provided by generous donors like you, for preventing him from going on dialysis.


“Project Angel Food’s meals are changing my life and improving my health. I look forward to volunteers delivering meals. They make me feel like they’ve known me forever and like I matter. Project Angel Food is like sunshine to me.”
Luke M., L.A. Care Health Plan


"As a provider of medically tailored meals to Health Net members, Project Angel Food was a lead presenter at our recent “find help” networking event in Los Angeles. That event focused on creating an expanded referral pathway that links our members with local providers who offer comprehensive, wrap-around services going beyond traditional medicine and mental health services. Project Angel Food continues to build relationships with other CalAIM Community Supports and Enhanced Care Management providers with the aim of further expanding a sustainable referral pathway for our members. Ultimately, this model supports better health outcomes for our members as they receive assistance to overcome social and other barriers to good health."
Nancy Wongvipat Kalev, Senior Director, Systems of Care, Health Net
"Project Angel Food is doing a wonderful job building the proof needed to gain more state and federal funding for medically tailored meals for the most vulnerable in our community."
John Baackes, CEO, L.A. Care Health Plan
“I’ve known Project Angel Food as a fellow Angeleno myself and have read their amazing work even before working together. The magic that this institution has is visible in their overall work via meal prepping the meals, the staff, volunteers and most importantly within their members receiving the help. I have experienced this on a first-hand basis, as I helped deliver holiday meals on Thanksgiving day. The love felt on this day was true magic!.”
Monica Cotom, ECM Program Manager, St. John’s Community Health

Thank you to L.A. Care Health Plan, Molina Healthcare, Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan for their support!