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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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  • Title: John Gile collection on Project Angel Food
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.033
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.63 linear feet. 2 archive cartons + 1 flat box.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 2000-2003
    Date (inclusive): 1994-2007
    Abstract: 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.
    creator: Gile, John

    Historical Note

    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.

    Publication Rights

    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).

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by John Gile on May 1, 2007.

    Preferred Citation

    Box #, folder #, John Gile Collection on Project Angel Food, Coll2012.033, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Processing Information

    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 material.


    The arrangement in this collection is presented in its original order whenever possible. The collection is arranged in the following series:

    Separated Materials

    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 30, 1997

    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 Services, 2004

    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