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Here’s a startling fact about rising health care costs in the US: fifty percent of total costs can be directly linked to just five percent of the total US patient population. These patients, commonly referred to as high-utilizers or super-utilizers, tend to have complex medical needs and, often, limited resources. In fact, they look a lot like the clients we see at Project Angel Heart. Continue reading →
Congratulations to Fred Brockmeyer, Denver meal delivery driver and Volunteer of the Month for July 2017! Fred was nominated by client services manager Brandy Brogran. Brandy said:
“Fred has been delivering meals for Project Angel Heart since March of 1994, and always comes in with a smile! Continue reading →
You may recognize Joel as the guy who rides his bike to Project Angel Heart twice a week. He chops tons of veggies (literally) as part of the Tuesday afternoon kitchen crew, and also helps our distribution team organize Friday delivery routes. About 30% of our clients receive their food on Fridays, and this distribution shift organizes hundreds of meal bags, breakfast bags, and supplementary milk and fruit items prior to delivery. Continue reading →
We’re celebrating our month-long Summer Cereal Drive with a series of posts about breakfast, the most important meal of the day! This year’s cereal drive goal is to collect 4,000 boxes of cold cereal to supplement breakfast bags for clients in need of extra calories. Help us reach our goal by donating cereal (or virtual cereal) today!
I love eating eggs for breakfast. They’re inexpensive, easy to prepare, and a great source of high-quality protein with 6 grams of protein per egg.
At Project Angel Heart, we include hard-cooked (often referred to as hard-boiled) eggs—along with breakfast cereal, fruit, milk, peanut butter, and other items—in breakfast bags for clients who are struggling to maintain a healthy weight. That means we need around 82 DOZEN hard-boiled eggs. EVERY WEEK. How do we do it?
Simple…we steam them. Thanks to some uber-cool steam ovens in our kitchen, we can steam 82 dozen eggs all at once. And it only takes about 15 minutes.
You can do the same thing at home… all you need is a simple saucepan with a lid, a steamer basket, eggs, and water. It’s easy and (bonus!) you’ll find that steamed eggs are MUCH easier to peel than hard-boiled eggs. The peel slides right off, even with organic eggs (which are notoriously difficult to peel). Continue reading →
Nearly 20 percent of Project Angel Heart clients are severely underweight or malnourished. Maintaining a healthy weight is important for people living with cancer, lung disease, kidney disease, HIV, and other illnesses because it helps ensure the body has the muscle mass and energy needed to withstand treatment. It can also strengthen the immune system, make medication more effective, and lessen side-effects.
That’s why we provide a breakfast bag for clients who need extra food. In addition to their medically tailored meals, more than 200 clients each week receive a bag full of cereal, milk, and items like peanut butter, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, and cheese that are packed with protein. Continue reading →