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What are we thankful for this year? So many things! We’re thankful for our volunteers, the donors who provide financial support, and a giving community. We’re thankful that we have access to healthy food and a network of health care providers who recognize the value of nutrition for their patients. And we’re thankful for pie!
Yep, we’re thankful for pie. Why? Because pie brings people together, inspires happiness, and, at Project Angel Heart, pie also helps fund medically tailored meals for people who are critically ill. Continue reading →
Guest post by Jihan Boughman, dietetic intern at Metropolitan State University of Denver
1. Put Healthy Food Front and Center
Avoid snacks before dinner or put out only healthy, low calorie snacks like fresh fruit and a vegetable tray with hummus. Position yourself out of reach of food while socializing to avoid mindless snacking.
2. Drink Water Before Eating
Even though water contains no calories, it fills up your stomach, helping you to feel full with less food. Continue reading →
Every Friday morning, 30 to 40 volunteers gather at our Denver office to pick up their delivery routes. Almost all of the clients who receive Friday deliveries live within 5 miles of our facility…almost. We also serve the Montbello and Green Valley Ranch areas on Fridays– closer to Denver International Airport than Project Angel Heart. Lucky for us, we have Diane and Lauren– two wonderful volunteers who don’t mind the extra miles. Just about every week they happily deliver to clients in one or both of those neighborhoods!
Q: How long have you been volunteering with Project Angel Heart?
Diane has been delivering meals for 18 years, beginning in the days when Project Angel Heart was in a church basement. Lauren has been joining Diane for the past three years. Continue reading →
Congratulations to Rod Betsch, distribution assistant and delivery driver in Denver and Volunteer of the Month for November 2017! Rod was nominated by Matt Nigro, distribution coordinator, who said:
“Rod is such a dedicated and reliable volunteer who our staff and clients depend on. Rod has delivered a route every Friday and almost every Saturday for nearly two years – driving up from Castle Rock to do so! Rod always greets us with a smile and reminds us he’s happy to take on more and more stops on his routes. There are lots of smiles and full bellies around town thanks to Rod’s efforts! Thanks for all the miles Rod!”
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What do we value most at Project Angel Heart? Our six key values guide us in everything we do, from chopping vegetables in the kitchen to talking on the phone with clients to raising money to support our program. We believe that by upholding these values in our work every day, we can accomplish our mission in the best, most effective way and make life better not just for our clients, but also for our community. We hope you’ll join us in committing to these values each time you volunteer! Continue reading →