One Saturday in 1991, a group of friends delivered a donated lasagna to 12 neighbors living with HIV/AIDS in Denver, Colorado. Inspired by the difference a compassionate visit and a hot meal made, they continued delivering meals each week- and Project Angel Heart was born.
What started as an effort to bring comfort and love to those dying during the HIV/AIDS epidemic grew into a social safety net for Coloradans living with all serious illnesses. Donated lasagna has evolved into nutritious, freshly prepared meals, made by professional chefs and tailored to meet clients' medical needs. And the delivery area continues to expand outside the Denver metro area, now serving 1,650 square miles from Longmont to Pueblo.
This coming year, the organization will prepare and deliver medically tailored meals to more than 750,000 meals to 5,000 Coloradans living with cancer, kidney/heart/lung disease, HIV/AIDS, and other severe illnesses.