Compassion for others resounds inside the works of Project Angel Food. Established in 1989 as an outreach program for people with life threatening illnesses, Project Angel Food has expanded from serving the AIDS affected community to serving meals to those affected by cancer, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.
At this time, Egan | Simon started the review of multiple sites to find a consolidated, efficient new home for the expanded kitchen. The location of 922 Vine Street, a prior Hollywood Costume Design Studio, presented itself as an ideal site for the new headquarters. The commercial kitchen includes packaging, distribution, flash freezing, dual cook lines, preparation tables, refrigeration and freezer capacity, in configuration with staff offices, all which aid in producing healthy, nutritious meals for those in need.
Upon completion of the new 8,500 sq. ft. commercial kitchen facility, over 800 meals per day were delivered to those in need. In addition to nutritionist offices, executive offices were brought together on the second floor to have direct interaction with the meal process.
Project Angel Food has prepped over 8 million meals since its inception, and prepared 560,000 meals throughout the year. Egan| Simon recently assisted in a COVID-19 emergency assessment for maximizing food production capacity for this essential community resource. Principal John Egan served as Architect of Record on this first-of-its-kind urban initiative.