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Twenty percent of the clients Project Angel Heart serves—about 250 people each week—live in the Colorado Springs area. But all the meals are made in the kitchen in Denver… so how do they get where they need to go?
With the help of a freezer truck and its rain-or-shine driver, a generous community partner (with big freezers!), two Colorado Springs staff members, and a whole bunch of eager volunteers. Continue reading →
Congratulations to these volunteers, who are celebrating their Project Angel Heart anniversary in January! We are grateful for your ongoing service.
Fran B., shuttle driver
Bev B., kitchen assistant
Lanny D., kitchen assistant
Amanda M., distribution assistant
Patricia L., meal delivery driver
Rob B., distribution assistant Continue reading →
Congratulations to Ron Dutton & John Clouse, kitchen assistants, shuttle drivers, special event volunteers, and volunteers of the month for January 2019! Ron and John were nominated by Nancy Blevins, volunteer resources coordinator. Nancy said:
“Ron and John are simply the best! They are a couple of stand-up guys who demonstrate their commitment to Project Angel Heart and those we serve through their hard work and positive attitudes.
In addition to the ton or two of veggies they have washed, they have dished-up meals, shuttled meals to satellite locations, and supported our fundraising efforts by volunteering for our special events. They are always ready to roll up their sleeves and do what needs to be done! They are a tremendous asset to our organization and the community we serve.”
As volunteers of the month, Ron and John will enjoy a special dinner prepared by Project Angel Heart’s chefs. Continue reading →
When Ken was diagnosed with kidney disease and told he’d need to start dialysis, he was given a list of foods he shouldn’t eat. “I looked at it and thought, ‘I can’t eat anything!’” Ken said.
An avid reader and lover of learning, Ken decided to learn all he could about what he should and shouldn’t eat to manage his kidney disease and other health conditions. His health care providers at Fresenius Kidney Care, where Ken receives dialysis, were happy to help. Continue reading →
Most people know that a healthy diet can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. But what if you’ve already been diagnosed? Can what you eat have a positive impact on your health or the amount you spend on health care?
The answer for many people is yes, according to research conducted this year by Project Angel Heart, a Colorado nonprofit that prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses, and the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC). The study used medical claims data from more than 700 Project Angel Heart clients to compare their total monthly medical costs before, during, and after they received meal deliveries.
While receiving medically tailored meals, total monthly medical costs for people living with congestive heart failure decreased by 26 percent, an average cost savings of $735 per month per person. Continue reading →