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Food Bloggers Los Angeles volunteers

The Jolly Tomato took a break from writing yesterday to meet up with other bloggers from Food Bloggers Los Angeles for a volunteer project at Project Angel Food in Los Angeles. Project Angel Food is an organization that provides free, nutritious meals to people throughout Los Angeles who suffer from HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other illnesses. Project Angel Food volunteers help cook, assemble, and deliver more than 13,000 meals every week to people in need.

A few of the 1,200 meals we packed

When we arrived in the morning, our group got a comprehensive orientation on hygiene and kitchen protocol – and then we were put right to work. We chopped vegetables, scooped beans and lasagna, packed, sealed, and labeled food trays – and the operation was so efficient that before we knew it there were hundreds of meals stacked up and ready to be delivered.

Meals stacked and ready to go

Our fearless leader, Chef Tyson, told us that our kitchen crew had produced 1,200 meals that morning. A good day’s work for sure! Special thanks to Patti Londre of Worth the Whisk for coordinating the group effort.

To learn more about Project Angel Food, including how to volunteer or contribute, visit their web site.

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4 Responses to Project Angel Food

  1. Jamie January 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    That is so awesome what all of you did. When I first saw the pictures I was pretty amazed at how many meals were made. What a fun thing to do with a group of like minded bloggers =)

    • jollytomato January 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

      Thanks, Jamie – We’ll do it again soon, probably with another group of bloggers!

  2. amee January 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    This is so great. Here’s an electronic pat on the back. So many of us want to do something good to help the community and few of us actually do it! thanks for taking action! and thanks to Patti!

    • jollytomato January 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

      Thanks, Amee! And yes, Patti is the best!

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