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Project Angel Heart

Project Angel Heart uses the power of food as medicine to improve health and well-being for people living with cancer, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, and other serious illnesses. Each week, our professional chefs and volunteers prepare and deliver delicious, medically tailored meals to 1,200 Coloradans.

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Medically tailored, home-delivered meals for people living with life-threatening illnesses

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

General Public
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
People/Families of People with Cancer
People/Families of People with Health Conditions
People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS

Description

Project Angel Heart improves health and well-being for people with life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering medically tailored meals and promoting the power of food as medicine. Each week, the agency provides nutritious meals for more than 1,200 Denver and Colorado Springs residents facing cancer, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, and other illnesses.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our meals improve health and well-being for neighbors living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, kidney disease, and other illnesses. In 2018, Project Angel Heart prepared and delivered 388,756 medically tailored meals to 3,013 ill Coloradans. According to our 2018 client survey, 75% of clients reported improved quality of life due to our meals. Additionally, 81% reported less stress, 63% reported improved health and adherence to their health plan, 74% reported improved ability to afford their basic needs, 78% reported improved eating habits, and 65% reported that our meals allowed them to remain independent in their home.

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