Celebrity restauranteur, philanthropist and television personality Lisa Vanderpump recently joined Project Angel Food Executive Director Richard Ayoub on July 18 to celebrate the nonprofit organization serving its 12-millionth meal.
Vanderpump, who is executive producer and star of the reality television series “Vanderpump Rules,” was moved to tears upon witnessing the dedication of supporters, volunteers, staff and others who came together at Project Angel Food’s Hollywood facility prior to the meal being served to an individual in need.
“Project Angel Food is such a wonderful organization which relies on volunteers to prepare and deliver meals to people who are too weak or sick to care or cook for themselves, “Vanderpump said. “These individuals need these services to stay alive. I first became involved with Project Angel Food in late 1989, so when Richard called and asked me to deliver the 12-millionth meal, I was so honored and humbled.”
Vanderpump returned to Los Angeles from England after attending the funeral of her mother, Jean, to take part in the delivery.
“There is nowhere I would rather be than here,” Vanderpump added. “It is important that we do what we can to give back to the community.”
Vanderpump delivered the meal to the recipient’s apartment in Hollywood. The dedication and delivery to the 82-year-old man living with psoriatic arthritis were filmed for an upcoming episode of “Vanderpump Rules.”
Project Angel Food prepares and delivers medically-tailored free meals to people impacted by serious illness. Established in 1989 in response to the AIDS crisis, the nonprofit delivers daily meals to 1,400 men, women and children with cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses. For information, visit angelfood.org.
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