Scope and Content
Title: John Gile collection on Project Angel Food
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.033
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material:
2.63 linear feet.
2 archive cartons + 1 flat box.
Date (bulk): Bulk, 2000-2003
Date (inclusive): 1994-2007
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.
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.
"Historical Timeline - Project Angel Food ." Project Angel Food . Project Angel Food, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012.
"John L. Gile & Associates Inc.." John L. Gile & Associates Inc.. N.p., 1 Jan. 2008. Web. 14 Mar. 2012.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access 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).
Donated by John Gile on May 1, 2007.
Box #, folder #, John Gile Collection on Project Angel Food, Coll2012.033, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles,
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Collection processed by Sean Marshall, March 2012.
Scope and Content
The John Gile Collection on Project Angel Food encompass organizational records and professional papers from circa 1994 to
2007. The papers comprised reports, financial statements, promotional material, and correspondence along with promotional
The arrangement in this collection is presented in its original order whenever possible. The collection is arranged in the
Following has been separated from the collection:
Community Prescription Service InfoPack, Vol. 8, #1: April 1998
The Networker Newsletter of Spokane AIDS Network, Vol. 9, #2: Fall 1997
an invitation to sponsor, exhibit and advertise United States Conference of AIDS: September 18-21 1997
Tools for Living L.A. Shanti, Annual Report 1999-2000
heartspace A Publication of L.A. Shanti: Summer 2000; Spring 2001
A Hand, Not a Hand Out, Los Angeles County Community Action Agency
AIDS Action Quarterly Vol. 9, #3: Winter 1996; Vol. 9, #2: Fall 1997
Being Alive March 1997; March 2001
meal timesProject Open Hand #20: Winter 1994
On Display Vol. 2, #2: Fall-Winter 1998
AIDSline Brief Vol. 6, #3: April 2000
Annual Report 1994-95 AIDS Project Los Angeles
Positive Living AIDS Project Los Angeles: September 1994; July 1997
Food for Thought Food Outreach, Inc.: Fall 1997
2001 Pride Odyssey Christopher Street West: June 16-17, 2001
1994 West Hollywood Directory, LA Weekly: 1994
Congressional Directory, 107th Congress 2001 People For the American Way, 2001
You be the Judge: Organizing Kit People For the American Way, 2001
Your Passport Vol. 1: Fall 1997
The Black Church Week Of Prayer For The Healing of AIDS: March 1-7, 1998
a 24 hour worldwide memorial www.AidsWatch.org, World AIDS Day poster: December 1, 2002
Social Services Guide, City of West Hollywood: December 1, 2002
PFLAG-LA Newsletter, #231: October-November 2004
Frontiers, Vol. 16 #10: September 5, 1997; Vol. 16 #13: October 31, 1997; Vol. 16 #14: November 14, 1997
EDGE, #373: October 29, 1997; #374: November 12, 1997
The Advocate, #644: December 14, 1993; #646/647: January 25, 1994; #649: February 22, 1994; #651: March 22, 1994; #652: April 5, 1994;
# 653: April 19, 1994; #654: May 3, 1994; #655: May 17, 1994; #665: October 4, 1994; #731: April 15, 1997; #732: April 29,
1997; #733: May 13, 1997; #734; May 27, 1997; #735: June 10, 1997; #737: July 8, 1997; #739/740: August 19, 1997; #743: September
Gay Games IV and Cultural Festival, June 18-25, 1994
HRC, Spring 1997; Summer 1997
The Buzz Weekly, June 13-19, 1997; September 26-October 2, 1997
Buzz: The Talk of Los Angeles, November 1997
POZ, # 30: December 1997; #104: August 2004;
Alternatives, May 1994; August 1995
Impact Lambda Legal, Vol. 24, #2: Summer 2007
10 Percent, #8: June 19947
The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Vol. 3, #4: Fall 1996
Time, Vol. 149, #15: April 14, 1997
Equality through Visibility Christopher Street West, Inc.: June 21-22, 1997
GLAAD Images GLAAD, #1: Spring 1997
HIV L.A --A comprehensive directory to HIV/AIDS services in Los Angeles County, Office of AIDS Programs and Policy: 2003-2004
Insider UCLA AIDS Institute, Vol. 2, #2: April 2005
Celebrity: the Advocate interviews Judy Wieder, author, Vol. 1, 2001
The Collaboration Continuum: 1996 Technical Assistance Manual National Minority AIDS Council, 1996
The National AIDS Strategy Appendices 1997 The White House, 1997
Always Remember: A selection of Panels Created By and For International Fashion Designers The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1996
The California Fashion Industry Friends of AIDS Project Los Angeles Presents: Todd Oldham, 10th Annual California Fashion Industry Friends of AIDS Project Los Angeles designer of the year gala: 1996
Hostile Climate: report on anti-gay activity People For The American Way Foundation, 2000
Broadway Bares XVII (17)
Myth-Behavior, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS: June 17 1997
Positive Nutrition Project Open Hand, # 5: Summer 1994
Angel Soup newsletters; Project Angel Food: 2001
Angel News newsletters; Project Angel Food: Fall 1993-Fall1999
Food for Thought (Take A Bite On This) newsletters; Project Angel Food: 2000-2007
LifeLines newsletters; Project Angel Food: 2000-2007
An Epidemiologic Profile of HIV and AIDS: Los Angeles County 2004 HIV Epidemiology Program---Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology/Public Health Lost Angeles County Department of Health
Nutrition & AIDS. VHS. Columbus, Ohio: Roxane Laboratories , 1994.
Talkin' About AIDS. VHS. Evanston, Illinois: Perennial Education, 1990.
The Fire Within. DVD. Directed by Leanne Whitney. Culver City, California: August Moon Entertainment, 2004.
The HIV Test: Who Should Take It? What Does It Show. VHS. Hunt Valley, Maryland: Milner-Fenwick, 1993.
Time Out. VHS. Directed by Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Los Angeles: Paramount, 1992.
New York Metro Mass Choir,
Fly. New York Metro Mass Choir. David Brown. CD. Groundbreaking white hardhat,
Encore Hall, Los Angeles California. John Gile on back Cotton T-shirt, No On Proposition 64 Victory Party. Keith Haring, graphic designer. Front: off white,
blue graphic on yellow field "NO ON 64". Back: Victory Party / Nov. 4, 1986 / Hollywood Palladium Cotton T-shirt, 2002 United
States Conference on AIDS. Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim, California on August 19–22, 2002. Yellow, with blue and purple logo in
upper left side.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
AIDS (Disease)--Patients, Services for--California--Los Angeles County
Community health services--California
Nonprofit organizations--California--Los Angeles