ProjectAngel Food’s Wilbur May Foundation Healthy Mornings Program Extended Through 2022
$60,000 Grant will Provide Breakfast for More than 100 Children Daily
LOS ANGELES, CA – Dec. 7, 2021. The Wilbur May Foundation Healthy MorningsProgram will continue in 2022 with a $60,000 grant from the foundation. This gift funds Project Angel Food’s initiative to provide breakfasts for at-risk children of critically ill parents living in Los Angeles, announced Richard Ayoub, CEO, Project Angel Food.
Through the program, Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy breakfasts to the children of health-compromised clients on Project Angel Food’s MedicallyTailored Meals home delivery program. Ayoub said. “When children suffer from food insecurity, it can lead to physical and psychological issues, which is why the Wilbur May Foundation Healthy MorningsProgram is so crucial to supplying children with the nutrition they need to survive and thrive.”
TheWilbur May Foundation Healthy Mornings Program was established in 2020, and provides funding for nutritious breakfasts, seven days a week, delivered directly to children’s homes. Breakfasts include homemade granola, oatmeal, cereal, cheese sticks, raisins, and milk. Due to the generous support of The Wilbur MayFoundation, the program has grown more that 20%.
Research shows that food insecurity can have devastating effects on the health and development of children, including increased hospitalizations, poor health, iron deficiency, developmental risk, and behavior problems, including aggression, anxiety, depression, and attention deficit disorder. The Wilbur MayFoundation Healthy Mornings initiative relieves stress and food insecurity for families with critically ill parents or guardians and improves the ability of children in these families to successfully navigate their challenging circumstances.
AboutProject Angel Food
ProjectAngel 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 AngelesCounty. Clients are living with a wide range of critical illness includingAlzheimer’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 millionMedically Tailored Meals each year.