Over 500 people gathered in Taglyan Complex’s breathtaking ballroom on August 22, 2015, to watch actor and comedian Jane Lynch (of “Glee” fame) perform musical numbers and celebrate the 25th annual Angel Food Awards recipients. This year, Project Angel Food honored its founder, Marianne Williamson, as well as other members of the organization’s founding team, including David Kessler, Ed Rada, Howard Rosenman, and Freddie Weber. Actor Frank Grillo also accepted the evening’s Angel Award on behalf of actress Eva Mendes, who couldn’t attend.
Project Angel Food Awards attendees showed their support buying individual tickets, sponsoring tables, or bidding on donated auction items. Proceeds from the event go directly to feeding Los Angeles residents suffering from serious illnesses like AIDS, cancer, congestive heart failure, renal failure, and diabetes. To date, Project Angel Food has served more than 9 million meals to homebound individuals, and the charity reports preparing over 10,000 meals per week.
Other notable guests included Kate Flannery (best known for playing Meredith on “The Office”), who joined Lynch onstage for a duet, Frances Fisher (“Masters of Sex” and “Titanic”), Pauley Perrette (“NCIS”), Tony Award-winners Nathan Lane and Judith Light, Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis, and actress Carolyn Hennesy (“True Blood”). The Angel Award were hosted by KTLA’s Mary Beth McDade.
For more information on Project Angel Food, including how to make a donation or get involved, visit http://www.angelfood.org/.