About Project Angel Heart
Nutritious food is medicine for people facing illness.
Project Angel Heart was founded in 1991 to address a major challenge for Coloradans who are ill: getting the nutrition they need to get stronger, heal, and remain at home. Many are too sick to get to the grocery store or unable to cook for themselves. Others find they have to choose whether to buy food or medication to make ends meet.
That’s why Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to people living with severe illnesses. Each week, our professional chefs and registered dietitian prepare thousands of delicious meals, from scratch, and tailor them to meet the medical and dietary needs of those who are ill.
Volunteers help us package and deliver each meal, free of charge, to neighbors living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, kidney/heart/lung disease, and other illnesses. In fiscal year 2021, we prepared and delivered 567,263 nutritious meals to 4,556 severely ill Coloradans. In 2022, we’ll prepare and deliver 620,000 meals to more than 4,500 people.
The results? Improved health and well-being for those in need. Project Angel Heart’s meal recipients report better health, less stress, and more energy. They’re better able to afford their health care and adhere to their prescribed health care regimen. And it’s easier for them to live independently in their homes. Groundbreaking research also shows that many Project Angel Heart meal recipients have lower health care costs and hospital readmission rates.
Our vision is for all Coloradans living with severe illness to have access to nutritious food that supports their health and well-being. To that end, we compassionately deliver comfort and support through high-quality nutrition services, including medically tailored meals, while also advocating for the principles of “Food is Medicine.”