lead with love: project angel food emergency telethon
On June 27, 2020 the first-ever Project Angel Food LEAD WITH LOVE Emergency Telethon aired live on KTLA-5 and was a huge success! Hosted by the magnificent KTLA-5 anchor Jessica Holmes and Will & Grace star Eric McCormack, with Sheryl Lee Ralph from Philadelphia, Project Angel Food was able to raise more than $720,000, far surpassing our goal of $500,000. We could not have done it without the generous contributions of our celebrity supporters and you can read more about the many ways they pitched in here.
Donations poured in via phone, email and text…and they’re still coming in. We sent out a call for love, and Los Angeles answered with donations big and small. People calling in were not only giving $5, $10, $100, they were telling stories to volunteers about the son they lost to AIDS, or their own cancer battle, or their friend who has survived because of Project Angel Food. Those phone lines became life-lines to human connection and we are grateful to each and every one of the donors who contributed.
Behind the scenes photos: