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Finding aid to the John Gile collection on Project Angel Food 1994-2007, bulk 2000-2003 Coll2012.033
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Description
Comprised of organizational records including promotional material, reports, financial statements, and correspondence collected by John Gile pertaining to Project Angel Food and its mission as a provider of home-delivered meals to people with life-threatening illnesses (cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc.) within Los Angeles County. Items are from 1994-2007, bulk 2000-2003.
Background
Founded by Marianne Williamson as an outreach program of the Los Angeles Center for Living in 1989, Project Angel Food prepares and distributes meals to home-bound individuals suffering from chronic illnesses such as cancer and HIV/AIDS. By 1992 the program grew 2333% over its daily starting client base of 15 people, serving 350 meals daily. Its mission and fundraising efforts attracted attention of celebrities and their foundations starting with Project Angel Food's first grant of $150,000 from Elizabeth Taylor's AIDS Foundation in 1992. The organization expanded to Long Beach and coordinated frozen meal delivery to synchronize with the client's drug schedules. Five years later, in addition to its Sunset Boulevard kitchen, Project Angel Food has a satellite kitchen in Compton, California, serving daily on average 1,028 meals daily. A $400,000 federal grant and a $5 million capital campaign permitted Project Angel Food to move and expand its primary kitchen at 922 Vine Street in Hollywood. John L. Gile led Project Angel Food as Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 2008.
Extent
2.63 linear feet. 2 archive cartons + 1 flat box.
Restrictions
Researchers wishing to publish material must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives as the physical owner of the material. Note that permission to publish does not constitute copyright clearance. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials from the copyright holder(s).
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.