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Project Angel Food, a philanthropic organization that cooks and serves nutritious meals to residents in Los Angeles who are battling critical illnesses, just celebrated serving nine million meals.

In addition to this accomplishment, the organization also celebrated its 25th anniversary. It was founded by Marianne Williamson in 1990 when the HIV/AIDS crisis came into the public eye.

Over the past 25 years, Project Angel Food has expanded to cook medically tailored meals for men and women who suffer from severe illnesses like cancer, renal failure, congestive heart failure and diabetes.

“It’s wonderful to participate in Project Angel Food’s 25th-anniversary celebration – to both remember what was, and help them usher in a new chapter in the life of the organization,” says Williamson.

Project Angel Food has done so well in recent years that they have partnered with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a charitable organization that harnesses the collective power of the entertainment industry to raise awareness and funds for critical health, educational and social issues, to help accomplish their goals and mission.

This partnership has enlisted the aid of celebrities such as Eva Mendes, Alanis Morissette and Jane Lynch to help support both the organization and its mission.

“For nearly two decades, the Entertainment Industry Foundation has been honored to support Project Angel Food in its mission to provide essential nourishment to those battling critical illnesses, including people living with cancer,” said EIF President and CEO Lisa Paulsen. “Many of EIF’s health initiatives over that same period have focused on advancing cancer research to improve how the disease is treated. Supporting Project Angel Food has always been a wonderful complement to those efforts, enabling EIF to positively impact more than just one facet of patients’ journeys.”

With the support of EIF, Project Angel Food will be able to continue providing meals to those people with critical illness and make their lives just a little bit better.

Alysha Biemolt

Sources: Look to the Stars, Angel Food, Entertainment Industry Foundation
Photo: +Beryll