Project Angel Food is pleased to announce an inaugural event, LEAD WITH LOVE: Project Angel Food Emergency Telethon, underwritten by City National Bank, airing on KTLA 5 in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 27th, from 7 p.m to 9 p.m., and streaming live on Facebook and the Project Angel Food and KTLA 5 websites. Will & Grace’s Eric McCormack, KTLA 5 anchor Jessica Holmes, and Broadway’s original Dreamgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph are hosting. We’re looking to our generous past supporters to contribute to our first-ever telethon and help raise the $500,000 urgently needed to replenish Project Angel Food’s Emergency Fund.
Project Angel Food has kept its doors open throughout the pandemic and the protests, delivering medically tailored meals to people with life-threatening illnesses who are at high risk for COVID-19. We have served Los Angeles’s diverse communities for 30 years and today, 73% of our clients are people of color who, in addition to facing serious illness, are facing economic hardship as well. In the past two months alone, we have gone from serving 1,600 people a day, to serving 2,000 people a day (including 2 weeks’ worth of meals for people who have tested positive so they can safely quarantine). You can read more about our response efforts here, in a recent letter from Executive Director Richard Ayoub.
With your generosity, we can continue to do what we do best; show up and save lives through love.