Last month, fourteen Calabasas employees volunteered at Project Angel Food, an organization serving the Los Angeles community since 1989 that prepares and delivers over one million medically tailored meals a year to homebound neighbors of all ages affected by critical illness.
An experienced coordinator welcomed us with a detailed orientation and then quickly put us to work chopping, scooping, packaging and cleaning in their extremely busy kitchen. At the end of our afternoon shift, everyone walked away with a feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment, happy to have made the trip. The day after we visited, Project Angel Food served its 17 millionth meal. We were proud to help them prepare for this remarkable milestone!
“It was great to spend an afternoon with the Xperi team supporting Project Angel Food’s mission to prepare medically tailored meals for men, women and children affected by life-threatening illnesses,” said Seamus Ruaine, vice president of global talent. “By helping in the kitchen in any way we could, we did our best to contribute to the 1.5 million meals prepared and delivered each year, which is just an unbelievable number.”
Volunteering at Project Angel Food will be a yearly event for Xperi employees and many of us will also return independently with family and friends to continue supporting our neighbors in need.
“Trying to find volunteer opportunities to help my community was always daunting,” said Jason Hines, senior creative director. “But when I found out that I could team up with my Xperi colleagues through Project Angel Food, they made it easy for me to give back to the city I love.”
Many thanks to all our volunteers!