Through Alexandria’s fundraising efforts and partnership, Project Angel Food will convert three of its meal delivery vehicles to its first refrigerated vans, improving the delivery of nutritious meals to homes throughout Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization aimed at feeding men, women and children affected by critical illnesses, in partnership with Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), will hold an event at The Westin Pasadena on Wednesday, February 28 to dedicate its first refrigerated converted van. Adding van refrigeration will better safeguard the meals Project Angel Food delivers daily to people in need throughout Los Angeles County.
Alexandria is an urban office real estate investment trust uniquely focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in key innovation cluster locations. The company’s mission is to create ecosystems that enable the world’s most innovative organizations to cure disease, solve hunger and improve the quality of people’s lives. Through Alexandria’s philanthropic partnership with Project Angel Food, the non-profit organization will be able to refrigerate three of its six delivery vehicles.
The dedication of Project Angel Food’s first refrigerated converted delivery van, made possible by generous support from Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Since 1989, Project Angel Food has prepared and delivered more than 11 million meals — currently 11,000 per week — free of charge to men, women and children living with critical illnesses. Van refrigeration will reduce delivery time, storage expenses and the carbon footprint, increasing Project Angel Food’s capacity to serve more meals. Clients who depend on the meals will now be able to receive them in the safest and most nutritious way.
Join representatives of Project Angel Food’s and Alexandria’s executive management teams and Alexandria’s local Operation CARE team to celebrate this partnership, which has proven to be a strong example of corporate leadership and employee involvement in support of the critical effort to feed and nourish the sick, as well as their families, who are battling life-threatening illnesses.
In addition to raising funds for Project Angel Food’s van refrigeration upgrade, Alexandria’s Pasadena team collectively volunteered more than 325 hours preparing, cooking and packaging meals in the Project Angel Food kitchen; secured thousands of personal items for holiday and birthday bags; decorated cards; and made Feed Bead bracelets, which are another source of revenue for the agency.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:00–11:30 a.m.
Hotel Entrance (valet circle) of The Westin Pasadena
191 North Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
About Project Angel Food
Since 1989, Project Angel Food has prepared and delivered more than 11 million meals — currently 11,000 per week — free of charge to men, women and children living with critical illnesses. Project Angel Food expanded its initial mission from serving people living with HIV/AIDS to include medically tailored meals, prepared by the staff and volunteers, for those combatting cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, congestive heart disease and other illnesses. The mission has always remained intact, to feed and nourish the sick, by delivering healthy, nutritious meals throughout 4,400 square miles of LA County. More than 97% of Project Angel Food clients are living below the poverty level, and Project Angel Food is their lifeline, filling a vital need in all communities. The client demographics are testimony to this: 37% Latino, 29% African-American, 22% Caucasian, 6% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1% Native American and 5% Multicultural.