On Tuesday last week, we had two stops on our agenda. The first is a ministry named Project Angel Food. It started during the AIDS crisis in LA back a couple/few decades ago. People began seeing their friends disappear and wondered why they weren't out to eat and have a good time. They discovered that people were homebound. Today, they provide meals for many who are struggling with illness. They deliver over 500,000 meals a year, which is roughly 10,000 each week. You can check out their website to learn more. www.angelfood.org
Our job at Project Angel Food was to execute the recipes they had for that day, and package the meals they had already completed. Once the meals are prepared and packaged they are frozen using a device that freezes the meals and protects the nutritious value. Since these meals are for those struggling with illness they use the best natural ingredients and want to make sure these meals will be healthy. The scale of this project is amazing. I've seen "Meals on Wheels" in smaller communities that deliver hot meals (which is how Project Angel Food began), and to see that multiplied by 100x is incredible to me! We had fun working with their chefs and knowing that a giant number of people would benefit. At the end, we enjoyed the lunch and pies the chefs had prepared. Amazing!
After our tour, it was just a short walk across the street to China Town, which was a neat little stop to check out. I wish we had time for a tour of Dodger Stadium too, but I'll have to make another trip for that.