AMPAS teams with Angel Harvest

Feb 18, 2004 by Ian Evans

As the post-Oscar® Governors Ball winds down, Angel Harvest will start loading up refrigerated trucks with the remaining food. The non-profit agency will then distribute it to LA’s homeless.

It is the ninth year that the Academy and Angel Harvest will work together to deliver the leftovers to social service agencies providing emergency food to the hungry men, women and children of Los Angeles. The food, cooked by Wolfgang Puck and his team, will be served for lunch and dinner the following day at local Los Angeles shelters.

Founded in 1995, Angel Harvest is part of a network created and established by Helen verDuin Palit in 1982, now 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 3,326 meals per day. Food is donated from film premieres, studios, hotels, private parties, retailers, caterers and schools.