Project Angel Food will Join AIDS Walk Los Angeles in Fundraising Cause

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Project Angel Food will Join AIDS Walk Los Angeles in Fundraising Cause

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Project Angel Food is a beneficiary of AIDS Walk Los Angeles for the fourth consecutive year. The walk will take place on Sunday, October 15 with sign-in at 8:30 A.M. and the opening ceremony kicking off at 9:15 A.M. The walk will begin at 10:00 A.M. at the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and adjacent parkland and end at the same place. Project Angel Food will keep 80% of the funds raised by the agency’s team, which equates to one meal for our clients for every $5.00 raised. To join the Project Angel Food Team (team # 9341) to fundraise and walk, or to donate to the team or to somebody already signed up, follow this link https://la.aidswalk.net/projectangelfood and become a part of this important cause.

Since its inception, Project Angel Food has provided 10.5 million meals, free of charge, and the kitchen, staff and volunteers continue to prepare close to 11,000 meals a week.  These lifesaving deliveries bring love and sustenance to people living with life-threatening illness, including HIV/AIDS, cancer, kidney disease, congestive heart failure and diabetes. The mission is one of love to feed and nourish the sick as they fight their battle. Many of the clients are food insecure, living below the poverty line. Their lifeline is Project Angel Food, which fills a critical need in all communities.  The client base is testimony to this fact, and a reflection of the County’s diversity, 37% Latino, 29% African-American, 22% Caucasian, 6% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1% Native American and 5% multicultural.

AIDS Walk Los Angeles was founded in 1985 by Craig R. Miller and his organization (APLA Health) of activists, and has raised more than $84 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County. AIDS Walk Los Angeles is now one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. The funds raised by the event are vital to the ongoing prevention, care and advocacy programs for thousands of men, women and families affected by the disease in Los Angeles County.

For further information contact:  Vesna Fartek (323) 845-1800 x241 or vesna@angelfood.org.