How much does your service cost?
What is your delivery area?
Who is eligible for Project Angel Heart meals?
Can my partner, kids, or caregiver receive meals too?
When are deliveries?
Who delivers the meals?
Do I need to be home for delivery?
What do I do if I do not receive my meals?
How do I reheat my meals?
What do I do with the my empty meal bags?
What if I have a food allergy, diet restriction, or swallowing problem?
What if I need to change my diet after starting services?
Are you open for holidays and during bad weather?
How long will I be on service?
Who do I contact if I have other questions?
How much does your service cost?
All of our services are free of charge. We are funded by individual donations, foundations, corporations, and public funds so that we can deliver all of our meals without any cost to you.
Our delivery area in metro Denver is within the E-470/C-470 loop and west into Golden, as well as much of Colorado Springs. If you live outside our delivery area, you can arrange to pick up your meals at Project Angel Heart or have them delivered to an alternate address, such as to a friend or family member who lives within our boundaries.
To qualify for Project Angel Heart’s meal delivery service, you must have:
- A current diagnosis of a life-threatening illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, end stage renal disease, congestive heart failure, multiple sclerosis, or another such illness AND documented difficulty preparing or accessing healthy meals due to your illness treatment, side effects, or another disability.
- You must also live in the metro Denver area or Colorado Springs. If you live outside of these boundaries, you can make alternate delivery arrangements such as picking up your meals at Project Angel Heart or setting up delivery to a friend or family member who lives within the boundaries.
We understand that a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness affects both you and your family. Project Angel Heart can provide meals to partners with disabilities, children under 18, adult children with disabilities, families, caregivers, and anyone else in your household who has a disability or difficulty preparing meals. The Client Services team determines eligibility on a case-by-case basis.
Denver deliveries are made every Friday and Saturday (your delivery day and time are determined by your address). Colorado Springs deliveries are every Saturday between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. If you live in Capitol Hill in Denver and qualify for hot meal deliveries, we deliver between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All meals are delivered by a dedicated team of volunteers. To learn more about volunteering, click here.
Yes, you or someone in your household must be home to accept meal deliveries. Other arrangements can be made with the Client Services team on a case-by-case basis.
If you do not receive your meals by the end of the scheduled window for delivery, please call the Client Services team at 303.830.0202 or 800.380.5612. Staff is in the office during all delivery hours.
To reheat frozen meals, puncture film cover over every compartment.
MICROWAVE: Heat meal on high for 2-3 minutes, stir, remove vegetables, and then heat for an additional 2-3 minutes, until hot. (Meals are fully cooked)
OVEN: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place meal on baking sheet and place baking sheet in oven for 25-30 minutes or until hot. Do not reheat in a toaster oven.
To save money and the environment, you can give your empty, folded meal bags back to your delivery driver. Please do not return bags that are torn, ripped, or unusable. Remember to remove the label with your name from the meal bag.
We offer a large number of special diet options, including catering to medical dietary restrictions (for example, limiting sodium, phosphorus, and potassium for those with end stage renal disease), common allergies (no nut, no soy, gluten-free, dairy-free, no eggs), and common requests (no fish, no pork). We also offer a vegetarian option. For those with chewing difficulties, we offer a dental soft diet and pureed meal options. We do not offer a liquid-only diet.
Please visit the Our Meals page for more information about our different menu options.
We are happy to talk with you about changing your diet to meet your medical and health needs. Please call the Client Services team at 303.830.0202 or 800.380.5612 to discuss any changes. Please note it takes at least seven business days for us to make significant changes to your meal plan as our kitchen staff needs time to prepare your new meals.
We are closed on the most common holidays, but we will always send a communication to our clients when we are closed for a holiday.
If weather conditions make delivery difficult or dangerous for our volunteer drivers, your meals may be late. In very extreme weather conditions, we may reschedule meal delivery for a different day. If you have concerns, please call 303.830.0202 or 800.380.5612. A staff member will speak to you or our voicemail message will say if your delivery is canceled and when you can expect your next delivery.
Some clients only need our services for a short time while on treatment, and others stay on service for several years. You will receive meals as long as you need us and qualify for our service.
Every six months, we will send you paperwork to update your health status with your health care provider. All clients are required to complete this paperwork. When you receive your first meals from Project Angel Heart, you will receive information detailing our policies.
If you have any questions, please call a member of our Client Services team at 303.830.0202 or 800.381.5612.