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.
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.
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.