Los Angeles resident Jeremy Geffen is an entertainment executive and has worked with well-known musical acts including Sisqo and Three 6 Mafia. In addition to his career, Jeremy Geffen enjoys giving back to the community. He contributes time to the nonprofit, Project Angel Food in California.
Project Angel Food strives to nourish individuals who are affected by life-threatening illnesses such as AIDS and cancer. To this end, the volunteers at the nonprofit cook and deliver food to those in need throughout Los Angeles County. The meals are nutritious and fresh, cooked by professional chefs and volunteers. In addition to assisting the chefs, the volunteers play an important role in addition to delivering food. When they deliver food, they are also providing compassion and an escape from the isolation that is experienced by many individuals who suffer from terminal illnesses. In the previous year, Project Angel Food delivered more than 700,000 meals to 2,200 people.
The nonprofit was founded in 1989 by Marianne Williamson as a branch of the Los Angeles Center for Living. At the time, the Project prepared 15 meals daily. Since then, the number of meals prepared has grown tremendously and the program’s outreach has expanded. Not only does the Project provide meals, but they also give each client presents on birthdays and during the holidays. Volunteers also provide clients with nutrition counseling in order to educate them about maintaining or improving their health.
Project Angel Food relies on its volunteer workforce to achieve its goals. Volunteers can help in the kitchen, in the office, with outreach, or at special events. To learn more about volunteering, visit www.angelfood.org.