Project Angel Food – Orientation

Gretchen and I scheduled our orientation for today at Project Angel Food. Having spent the last 20 years in NYC, I hadn’t heard of Project Angel Food, so when I began working at Sony Pictures in October 2016 my manager made her annual gift to her staff by giving us all pies for Thanksgiving (I got the Apple Crumble Pie which was quite good). It’s a charity she believes in, so I looked it up as I wanted to continue my volunteer work here in LA. What was great was that they’re really close to where I live; what sucked was that the only day I could volunteer was Sunday from 8am to noon.  I’m not much of a morning person, and after a long week at work, I somewhat selfishly wanted my weekends to relax. Plus I’m still settling in here and have crap to do on the weekends.

Anyway, the opportunity came after I was laid off at work due to budget cuts and now I have some free time before my next job. So I signed up for my orientation (required) and asked Gretchen if she wanted to join me. Plus both Gretchen and I love cooking and I wanted to get more experience working in a commercial kitchen.

As I’m sure you’ll agree, orientations are usually a bore, but this one was entertaining and informative. We learned about all the great work that Project Angel Food does for people with HIV/AIDS and now has expanded that great work to cancer patients as well as others with critical illnesses. Of course, we signed up right away for our first day in the kitchen: this Sunday 2/26. We plan on volunteering in their garden too.

I urge you to get out there and volunteer your time and/or funds to Project Angel Food. It’s fulfilling and you’ll earn credits in heaven too.

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