SCAN Awards $15,000 Grant to Project Angel Food

Date Posted: 06/07/2015

(LOS ANGELES) — SCAN Health Plan has awarded a $15,000 grant to Project Angel Food to provide home-delivered meals to seniors in need. Denise Likar, vice president of Independence at Home, SCAN’s Community Service division, will present the check to Laurie Lange, executive director of Project Angel Food, on Thursday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Project Angel Food, located at 922 Vine Street in Los Angeles. “We are exceedingly grateful to SCAN for this grant, which will help 1,000 older adults with chronic health conditions to enjoy meals that meet their specific medical and nutritional needs,” said Laurie Lange, executive director of Project Angel Food. Since 1989, Project Angel Food has distributed over 9 million free medically tailored meals to more than 18,000 critically ill, chronically impoverished people from every corner of Los Angeles County. What began as an all-volunteer operation in a makeshift kitchen on the second floor of a church has grown into a 39-member staff of registered dietitians, professional chefs, bilingual client services personnel and skilled drivers, cooking and distributing 500,000 meals each year. In 2008, to accommodate an annual client base of 2,000 individuals of all diagnoses and backgrounds, Project Angel Food began operating from its current 8,000-square-foot kitchen in Central Hollywood. According to Independence at Home’s Denise Likar, “SCAN and Independence at Home are committed to doing what we can to help locally based organizations provide hands-on support in their communities. We are proud to support Project Angel Food’s tremendous meal delivery service and the important role they play in the fight against senior malnutrition.” SCAN’s ongoing community giving program is focused on helping to meet immediate needs – and close gaps – in community services. Funding is focused on community-based, nonprofit organizations that deliver direct services to seniors, particularly those providing for such basic needs as food, shelter and medicine. About Project Angel Food Project Angel Food's mission is to feed and nourish the sick as they battle critical illness. Volunteers and staff cook and deliver nutritious meals, free of charge, to homes throughout Los Angeles County to alleviate hunger, prevent malnutrition and return clients to health. Since its inception in 1989, Project Angel Food has delivered more than nine million meals and is Los Angeles' leading non-profit provider of nutritional meals and counseling for people living with serious illness. About SCAN Health Plan/Independence at Home Independence at Home is a SCAN community service. SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans serving nearly 170,000 members in California. For more details on SCAN’s community programs, please visit or at Y0057_SCAN_9199_2015 IA 06082015