For the first time in its 27-year history, Project Angel Food is faced with a waiting list of clients desperately in need of food.
“In our long history, Project Angel Food has always been there to provide meals free of charge to people dealing with critical illness and it will continue to do so. That’s why we are asking for public support,” said executive director Richard Ayoub.
Since the start of the year, the amount of people requiring support has increased dramatically. The waiting list currently stands at 104 clients. Demand is beginning to outstrip the supply of funds. Project Angel Food estimates that it would cost $2,018 to take one client off the waiting list and feed them for one year.
The current situation is fueled by the economic climate, anticipated cuts in public funding, uncertainty over healthcare, and an aging population.
Project Angel Food is committed to alleviating the situation as quickly as possible, and is resolved to doubling the effort to raise the vital funds necessary.
Project Angel Food has provided more than 10.5 million meals to men and women living with critical illness. The kitchens and staff prepare more than 11,000 meals per week, free of charge and medically tailored to the requirements of those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, kidney failure, congestive heart failure and diabetes.
For info, visit angelfood.org.
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