Angel Harvest to receive food from Governors Ball

Mar 20, 2003 by Ian Evans

For the eight consecutive year, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ post-Oscar® Governors Ball comes to a close, trucks from Angel Harvest, a non-profit agency that provides food to those in need in the Los Angeles area, will arrive at the Hollywood & Highland® complex to pick up food for the homeless.

Angel Harvest will then deliver the Ball leftovers to social service agencies providing emergency food to the hungry men, women and children of Los Angeles.

The food will be the same Wolfgang Puck cuisine enjoyed by those Hollywood stars who attended the Ball. The meals will be served for lunch and dinner the following day at local Los Angeles shelters. The food is divided among local agencies, depending upon each organization’s capability for handling that type of food. For example, salads and entrees may go to some shelters while desserts, entrees and appetizers to others.

Founded in 1995, Angel Harvest is part of a network established in 1982 with 122 sister programs in the United States and 83 internationally. These organizations provide 700,000 meals a day, seven days a week, worldwide. In the Los Angeles area alone, Angel Harvest provides enough food for 3,123 meals per day. Food is donated from film premieres, studios, hotels, private parties, retailers, caterers and schools.

The Governors Ball will be held in the Governors Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland complex immediately following the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, March 23.