Project Angel Food Receives $150,000 Gift from NextFifty Initiative
To Provide Medically Tailored Meals to Critically Ill People Over 50 Years Old
Los Angeles, CA – November 18, 2021. Project Angel Food’s Medically Tailored Meal home delivery program has received $150,000 funding from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based foundation that supports efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. This grant will allow Project Angel Food to continue supporting critically ill older adults in Los Angeles County through its lifesaving and free home delivered Medically Tailored Meals program.
Project Angel Food’s mission is to improve health outcomes and end food insecurity for critically ill men, women, and children in Los Angeles by preparing and delivering healthy meals with compassion and hope. Project Angel Food delivers meals to 2,400 critically ill men, women, and children every single day, and 87% of the people receiving those meals are age 50 years or older.
“Older adults are a vital and valuable part of our community. It is important to our organization to serve the 50+ population, providing meals carefully planned by our registered dieticians and chefs to address the specific nutritional needs of each client based on their medical diagnosis,” said Richard Ayoub, CEO of Project Angel Food. “The generous funding from NextFifty Initiative will not only address food insecurity for critically ill Angelenos over 50 years old and help them feel better and reduce hospitalizations, but it will let them know we see them, they matter, and they are not alone.”
“Our goal is to transform the way our society views and experiences aging, and that influences the types of programs and projects we fund,” said Diana McFail, president, and CEO of NextFifty Initiative. “Project Angel Food’s work with older adults aligns with our efforts to improve and sustain quality of life for people in their second 50 years. We offer our support and congratulations.”
About Project Angel Food
Project Angel Food was founded in 1989 in response to the AIDS crisis. Today, in the wake of COVID, Project Angel Food is serving more critically ill men, women, and children than at any point in its 32-year-old history. Based in Hollywood, Project Angel Food provides Medically Tailored Meals to 2,400 critically ill people every single day, delivering to residents in all corners of Los Angeles County. Clients are living with a wide range of critical illness including Alzheimer’s, cancer, Congestive Heart Failure, COPD emphysema, CVA stroke, severe diabetes, ESRD kidney failure, HIV/AIDS, COVID and other life-threatening illnesses. Project Angel Food delivers over one million Medically Tailored Meals each year.
About NextFifty Initiative
NextFifty Initiative is a Colorado-based, private foundation funding efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. The foundation works with community leaders, experts in the field of aging, and front-line professionals to support programs and projects that positively impact aging and longevity. They focus on education, sharing best practices, and supporting innovation that will transform aging for generations to come. To learn more, visit www.Next50Initiative.org.