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Meal Service FAQ

Thanks for your interest in our medically tailored meal home delivery program. Here are a few of the questions we often receive about our service. If your specific question is not answered here, please get in touch! Our contact information is at the bottom of the page.

How much does your service cost?

Our home-delivered meals are provided free of charge to clients. We are funded by individual donations, foundations, corporations, public funds, and contracts with health care providers/payers so that we can deliver meals without any cost to recipients.

What is your delivery area?

We deliver meals along the I-25 corridor, from Pueblo to Weld counties, and into Douglas and Boulder counties, and we continue to expand. View our current map of delivery boundaries.

If you live in a rural area, and your health care provider or insurance provider has a contract with Project Angel Heart to provide medically tailored meals for you, you may be eligible to receive shipments of frozen meals. Please ask your health care or insurance provider if you are eligible for this service.

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Project Angel Heart Delivery Area

Who is eligible for Project Angel Heart meals?

To qualify for Project Angel Heart’s meal delivery service, you must:

  • Be living with a current diagnosis of a severe illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, end stage renal disease, congestive heart failure, multiple sclerosis, high-risk pregnancy, dementia, or another such illness
  • Live inside our delivery area (please see above). 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

Can others in my household receive meals too?

We understand that a diagnosis of a severe illness affects both you and your family. Project Angel Heart can provide meals to family members with a health issue or dependents under 18. This could include partners with disabilities, children, adult children with disabilities, 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.

When are deliveries?

Deliveries are made once a week, delivery days may vary by location.

Who delivers the meals?

All meals for clients participating in our core philanthropic program are delivered by volunteers. To learn more about volunteering, click here. Meals for people receiving meals as the result of a health care provider contract will be delivered by a paid driver or shipped directly to that person’s home.

Do I need to be home for delivery?

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.

What do I do if I do not receive my meals?

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, select option 1, then option 2, or 800.381.5612. Staff is in the office during all delivery hours.

How do I reheat my meals?

All meals are fully cooked before delivery to you. Please click here for detailed instructions on storing and reheating meals.

What if I have a diet restriction, food allergy, or swallowing problem?

We offer many 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 nuts, 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 meal option. We do not offer a liquid-only diet.

Please visit this page for more information about our different menu options.

How much sodium is in your meals?

The amount of sodium varies by meal. In general, meals for clients who receive our heart-healthy diet contain less than 500 mg of sodium per meal. To request further nutrition information, please contact our registered dietitian at 303.407.9439.

What if I need to change my diet after starting services?

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, select option 1, then option 2, or 800.381.5612 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.

Are you open for holidays and during bad weather?

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 800.381.5612. 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.

How long will I be on service?

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 year, we will send you paperwork to update your information. 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.

Who do I contact if I have other questions?

If you have questions, please contact our Client Services team at 303.830.0202, select option 1, then option 2, 800.381.5612, or refer@projectangelheart.org.