When a person is being treated for a serious illness, they must manage many tasks alongside their treatment to optimize their recovery. One of those major responsibilities is to ensure there are eating regular, healthy meals. If a person is undergoing treatment, they may not have the energy to ensure they are getting the nutrition they need. Thankfully, organizations like Project Angel Heart are there to step in and help these vulnerable individuals.
Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers meals to people in their homes living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, kidney/heart/lung disease, and other severe illnesses. The meals provided are medically tailored to meet the medical dietary needs of their clients along with modifications for allergies, side effects, and medications.
The Weld Trust recently awarded a grant to Project Angel Heart as part of its food security key funding initiative. Project Angel Heart was originally founded in 1991 by members of the LGBT+ community in Denver to deliver warm meals to 12 friends living with HIV. Over the last 30 years, the organization has increased the number of people they serve, the volume and quality of their meals, and their geographic reach. They have shifted from providing meals for comfort during treatment to providing food as medicine. In 2021, Project Angel Heart expanded its services to part of South Weld County. This year they intend to prepare and deliver over 612,000 medically tailored meals to more than 4,100 individuals battling a serious illness.
The Weld Trust awards grants to organizations located in Weld County or exclusively for Weld County residents. Their food security initiative is focused on putting nutritious food into the hands of people in need across Weld County. Project Angel Heart helps fulfill this goal with its impactful and important program to vulnerable patients in need.