To celebrate the end of an era at NCIS, Pauley Perrette, who has played Abby for 16 years, will dedicate her new van at Project Angel Food (922 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90068) Friday, May 11, 2018, at 3 p.m.
Pauley, who is on Project Angel Food’s Board of Trustees, will be seen all over the 4,000 square miles that make up Los Angeles County as the vehicle covers 20,000 miles a year delivering meals to people living with critical illness. Along with the van dedication, Pauley will also put the finishing touches on meal labels for Project Angel Food’s 1,300 clients. The popular TV star is sponsoring Mother’s Day meals in honor of her mom and grandmother as she has done for many years.
Since 1989, Project Angel Food has prepared and delivered more than 11 million meals — currently 11,000 per week — free of charge to men, women, and children living with critical illnesses. Project Angel Food expanded its initial mission from serving people living with HIV/AIDS to include medically tailored meals, prepared by the staff and volunteers, for those combatting cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, congestive heart disease and other illnesses. The mission has always remained intact, to feed and nourish the sick, by delivering healthy, nutritious meals throughout 4,400 square miles of LA County. More than 97% of Project Angel Food clients are living below the poverty level, and Project Angel Food is their lifeline, filling a vital need in all communities. The client demographics are testimony to this: 37% Latino, 29% African-American, 22% Caucasian, 6% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1% Native American and 5% Multicultural.
Photo courtesy of Project Angel Food