For Immediate Release: May 1, 2020
Contact: Anne-Marie Williams at email@example.com
Phone: 323-825-1800 Ext. 225
Project Angel Food Launches Operation Toilet Paper
HOLLYWOOD, CA, May 1, 2020 – Project Angel Food has launched a new initiative called “Operation Toilet Paper,” to ensure that all of their 1,600+ clients have the essentials to help them get through this COVID-19 crisis.
“You know how hard it is standing in line for the grocery store and hoping you can get toilet paper, so imagine how much more difficult it is for someone who is sick and homebound,” Project Angel Food Executive Director Richard Ayoub said. “So we are doing the work for them and sending them hygiene care packages beginning next week.”
The packages include two rolls of toilet paper, three cloth face masks, hand sanitizer and soap. Senior Manager of Community Engagement Vesna Fartek said, “When we asked our supporters for help securing face masks for our clients – there was an outpouring of love and creativity. We’ve secured 13,000 cloth masks.”
Most of the masks are homemade and include everything from Marvel Comic characters to Christmas patterns and neck gaiters.
Project Angel Food is also ramping up to serve medically-tailored meals to 400 more clients during the month of May, bringing their daily total to 2,000 clients, an organization record.
Among those clients are five who have tested positive for COVID-19. “We want to make sure that everyone gets the food they need, so we are sending three weeks of frozen and shelf-stable meals along with fresh fruit to each of those clients to get them through the rough COVID-19 recovery process,” Ayoub said.
Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day. Created in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Project Angel Food expanded their mission in 2004 to help those who are struggling with the multiple challenges of hunger, isolation and critical illness. Every week, they deliver 15,000 meals to 1,600+ people in need from Metro, South and East LA, to Pomona, La Mirada and Long Beach, and to the remote areas of the Antelope Valley. Since 1989, they have served more than 12 million meals to more than 20,000 people.
When: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
What: Assembly of Hygiene Care Packages
Where: Project Angel Food, 922 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90038