Project Angle Heart
February 17, 2021
Submitted by: Desiree Townsend,
digital marketing coordinator
Project Angel Heart was founded in 1991 to address a major challenge for Coloradans who are ill: getting the nutrition they need to get stronger, heal, and remain at home. Thirty years later, Project Angel Heart promotes health and wellbeing by continuing to serve people living with life- threatening illnesses, such as cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and even rare genetic conditions. Each week, our professional chefs and registered dietitian prepare thousands of delicious meals tailored to meet medical and dietary needs.
How do we support older adults in Colorado Springs?
Eating medically appropriate, nutritious food can be especially challenging when dealing with a life- threatening diagnosis. Fatigue, difficulty getting around, and decreased support can all contribute to not getting enough to eat or eating quick, processed foods that may worsen your health condition. Those eligible for Project Angel Heart meals receive a weekly home-delivered bag full of freshly- prepared frozen meals, free of charge.
Meal recipients report better health, less stress, and more energy. They’re better able to afford their health care and adhere to their prescribed health care regimen. And it’s easier for them to live independently in their homes. Groundbreaking research also shows that many have lower health care costs and hospital readmission rates.
How you can access services
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. Learn how to apply for meals.
How you can volunteer
Volunteers put the heart in Project Angel Heart! We invite you to make a difference and become involved in our work. Learn more about Colorado Springs opportunities.