October 9, 2020
A crystal-masked Lisa Rinna and husband Harry Hamlin joined Project Angel Food Executive Director Richard Ayoub to celebrate Project Angel Food’s 13-millionth meal, and present it to client Patricia Q.*, who is living with HIV. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is a longtime Project Angel Food volunteer and supporter who recently appeared in Project Angel Food’s Lead with Love Telethon. Lisa Rinna wore a limited-edition Perry Meek Project Angel Food mask with Swarovski crystals. Meek was Lady Gaga’s longtime costume designer who has designed for Cher, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson.
Lisa said, “Project Angel Food is an incredible organization, and the work that they do for the local community is both admirable and inspiring. I first became involved with their team 15 years ago, and I couldn’t be more proud of the work that they do. Through the challenges and hardships of the COVID pandemic, Project Angel Food never closed their doors. Rather, they increased client services to help those in need. Talk about inspiring! The thirteen million meals represent an endless amount of work, thought, community contribution and hope. I couldn’t be more humbled and honored to help them deliver this milestone meal.”
Ayoub added, “”When we say we lead with love we mean it. I did not expect to be delivering our 13-millionth meal this soon but when the pandemic struck we found ourselves on the frontline of COVID relief; and Lisa has been with us every step of the way. We have expanded our operation, we are preparing and delivering more meals today than ever, over a million meals this year alone. Today we celebrate 13 million meals, the community who makes our work possible, and the clients like Patricia whose health and wellbeing are our number one priority.”
Project Angel Food was founded in 1989 by Marianne Williamson as a response to the AIDS pandemic and in its first year delivered less than 100 meals per day. Today, Project Angel Food serves clients facing a wide range of life-threatening illness. Since March, Project Angel Food has increased service by 29%, and now delivers meals to 2,100 people daily.