Project Angel Food hit another record-setting milestone, preparing and delivering more than 1.5 million meals to our critically ill men, women and children in Los Angeles for the calendar year 2022. This is nothing short of miraculous, since we are operating out of the same kitchen we’ve been in since 2005, with an estimated maximum capacity of 800,000 meals per year. But with the need to expand and Project Angel Food’s commitment to rising to the challenge, we have defied obstacles to make the impossible possible.
From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, Project Angel Food served 1,013,151 entrees and 520,937 breakfasts, a 23% and 105% increase, respectively. In addition to meals, Project Angel Food served nearly 4,000 unique clients with a client median age of 64 years.
The number of seriously ill people in Los Angeles who need Project Angel Food’s lifesaving services is projected to continue to grow in 2023 and beyond. And, as true today as it was when we were founded in 1989, Project Angel Food will continue to expand to meet the moment. Working seven days per week, our organization is more committed than ever to improve the health outcomes of the seriously ill people we serve who live at the intersection of food, financial and health insecurity.