For You Or a Loved One
Eating medically appropriate, nutritious food can be especially challenging if you or a loved one is dealing with a life-threatening diagnosis. Fatigue, difficulty getting around, and loss of income can all contribute to not getting enough to eat or eating quick, processed foods that may worsen your health condition.
If you or a loved one is living with congestive heart failure, cancer, HIV/AIDS, kidney disease, or another life-threatening illness, we can help. We’ll deliver delicious, medically tailored meals to your home, at no cost to you.
- Learn more about how good nutrition can support you or your loved one
- Find out if you live within our service area
- Find out if you or your loved one qualifies for meals
- Obtenga más información sobre nuestro programa de comidas en español
Clients may receive meals for as long as needed and may go on and off our service as their caregiver and medical needs change. Clients must be medically certified every six months to remain eligible for meal deliveries.
Please note that there is generally a waitlist for our program. Check current wait times and find out if you are eligible to receive meals more quickly based on your diagnosis and/or location.
How to Apply For Meals
Download an application (or email us if you are unable to download the form)
Complete the application and have it signed by a licensed health care provider (incomplete forms may delay service)
Return the completed application using one of these methods:
- Upload completed application form here (this option coming soon)
- Ask your health care provider to send a secure email to email@example.com
- Fax to our confidential line at 303.865.7002 or 303.830.1840 (or ask your health care provider to fax it)
- Mail: Project Angel Heart, Attn: Client Services, 4950 Washington Street, Denver, CO 80216
Please be aware that we have a waitlist. A client services team member will contact you once we are ready to set up the delivery of meals.
MEET JEAN, A PROJECT ANGEL HEART CLIENT
Because Jean’s heart disease, asthma, and debilitating arthritis made it nearly impossible for her to lift pots and pans, use a can opener, or shop for groceries, she wasn’t eating well…and her health suffered. Once she started receiving Project Angel Heart meals her health improved, so much so that doctors decided she no longer needed hospice care! She has regained the weight she lost and is now able to continue living independently. “I’m eating more regularly and getting better quality, well-balanced meals,” said Jean. “It’s been very beneficial to my health.”
Information for Existing Clients
Project Angel Heart Snow Policy
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 think the weather may impact your delivery, please call 303-830-0202 or 800-381-5612. A staff member will update you on the status of deliveries. If no staff member is available, our voicemail message will let you know if deliveries have been cancelled and when you can expect your next delivery.
Returning Your Meal Bags
Please help us save money and the environment by giving your empty, folded meal bags back to your delivery driver to be reused (optional, not required). Do not return bags that are torn, ripped, or unusable. And please remember to remove the label with your name from the meal bag.
How to Store Bread
If you receive bread with your delivery, please store it in the refrigerator. Use bread within 5 days of delivery to avoid mold. If you receive moldy bread in your delivery, please call the client services team at 303-830-0202 or toll-free at 800-381-5612, ext. 411 or 412.
Instructions for Reheating Soup
From Frozen (containers are microwave and oven-safe)
Microwave: Soup containers are microwave-safe. Heat in microwave until soup is boiling, stirring occasionally while heating. Let soup sit for 2-3 minutes to cool down before enjoying.
Oven: Preheat oven to 325°. Place meal on baking sheet and place baking sheet in oven for 45-60 minutes or until hot. Do not heat in a toaster oven. Let soup sit for 2-3 minutes to cool down before enjoying.
Microwave: Thaw soup in refrigerator overnight. Heat in microwave until soup is boiling, stir occasionally while heating. Let soup sit for 2-3 minutes to cool down before enjoying.
How to Reheat Meals
Microwave: Puncture film cover over both compartments. 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°. Puncture film cover over both compartments. Place meal on baking sheet and place baking sheet in oven for 25-30 minutes or until hot. Do not heat meals in a toaster oven.
Tips For Best Results:
- Before reheating your meal, defrost it by taking the meal out of the freezer and putting it in the refrigerator overnight. Some clients find the food tastes best when defrosted for a full 24 hours before reheating. If thawed, your meal may reheat faster. Reheat a thawed meal for 2 minutes and then at 30-second intervals until fully reheated.
- The meal reheats best when heated on a plate or in a separate container.
- Egg dishes – Before reheating egg dishes, peel back the plastic from the main entrée, leaving the side vegetable compartment sealed. Once reheated, mix the entrée portion of the meal fully.
Please put frozen meals into the freezer as soon as possible. If a frozen meal has thawed before you put it in the freezer, do not eat it. This is especially important in the warmer months when food might spoil easily. It is important that you follow food safety guidelines in order to prevent sickness.