Project Angel Food gifted $25,000 by Larry Block, publisher of WEHOville

Project Angel Food received a $25,000 donation from WEHOville Publisher Larry Block, who was honored with a commemorative star on the Path of Angels at a ceremony today.

“Larry is a true hero of West Hollywood,” said Executive Director Richard Ayoub, who presented Block with the star at their Los Angeles headquarters.

Block has been involved with Project Angel Food since its early days, when its primary mission was to feed people afflicted with HIV and AIDS.

“It was the ’80s,” Block recalled in his acceptance speech. “There’s this new disease coming. It was just creeping into West Hollywood. Then all of the sudden my best friend got AIDS and died. And then so many of my best friends passed away.. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, I would pick up a route and drive those meals and drop them off in honor of my friends and in honor of the people still fighting this battle.”

Today, the nonprofit organization prepares and delivers 2,300 medically tailored meals every day to people living with all types of life-threatening illness, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. This year, they marked their 14,000,000th meal served.

All of the meals made Monday were funded by Larry Block and his Santa Monica Blvd. clothing store, Block Party.

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Kerrigan
Kerrigan
23 days ago

A wonderful gesture by a wonderful man.

Kris Slawosky
Kris Slawosky
26 days ago

This is exactly who Larry is: generous, caring and involved! I am so lucky to call Larry a friend.

WehoFan
WehoFan
28 days ago

Thank you for leading by example.

West
West
28 days ago

Thanks Larry!

Jerome Cleary
Jerome Cleary
29 days ago

Amazing! CONGRATS!!!!!

mikie
mikie
29 days ago

Larry, This is a well deserved honor! Congratulations! I am proud to know you and to call you a friend ! Ever since I met you four years ago, I have been in awe of your generosity and your caring about others!

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Ruth Williams
Ruth Williams
29 days ago

Larry you are incredible when it comes to your consistent caring and help towards those in need. The holidays are fast approaching and let’s see what our WeHo organization that you asked me to serve on the Board, let’s see what we can do for the holidays. Congratulations on your Star it is well deserved.

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Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
29 days ago

Larry is inspiring, he is truly a man who walks the walk.

Michael Dolan
Michael Dolan
29 days ago

Larry, simply beautiful. Wow, now I am inspired to do acts of kindness.

Admirable
Admirable
29 days ago

Well done!

Alison Laurie
Alison Laurie
29 days ago

Congratulations, Larry. But, as a former employee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, isn’t the design of the star copyrighted? I worked in the licensing department of the Chamber and if I remember correctly, we went after those who used the design without a license? Does Project Angel Food have permission to use the same star design as the Walk of Fame?

michael collins
29 days ago

Larry, what an incredible act of generosity to such an important organization. You are an example of how the act of giving and your bigger support of our city.

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