DENVER, COLORADO – April 15, 2020 – Project Angel Heart has received a grant from CVS Health supporting its response the COVID-19 outbreak. The grant is part of more than $1 million that CVS Health and its foundations have given to address food insecurity and other community needs in response to the challenges presented by pandemic.
“This grant from CVS Health will help ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors have nutritious food to eat during this public health emergency,” said Owen Ryan, president & CEO of Project Angel Heart. “We are grateful that CVS Health and other community partners recognize the benefits of medically tailored meals for people with serious health conditions, and have stepped up to make sure that those meals continue to arrive every week.”
Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers medically tailored meals for Coloradans with cancer, lung disease, HIV/AIDS, and other serious health conditions. Because these are the neighbors most vulnerable to COVID-19, the meals they receive, free of charge, from Project Angel Heart are a lifeline during a challenging time.
“We know that as a result of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, there are many people in the communities we serve who are faced with urgent needs,” said Eileen Howard Boone, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy at CVS Health, President of CVS Health Foundation. “As part of our ongoing commitment to building healthier communities, we are pleased to support Project Angel Heart in response to this pandemic.”