Jamie Lee Curtis was seen smiling as she attended Project Angel Food’s groundbreaking ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The 64-year-old actress – who recently gifted new mom Lindsay Lohan – dressed in a gray pantsuit to launch the organization’s Rise To The Challenge campaign.
The Halloween star wore a pair of aviator eyeglasses and rocked her white-gray locks in her signature pixie cut.
Underneath her blazer, the philanthropist wore a blue T-shirt with the nonprofit’s name and logo printed in white.
Also at the event in Hollywood was Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph.
In great spirits: Jamie Lee Curtis was all smiles as she attended Project Angel Food ‘s groundbreaking ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday
Her look: The 64-year-old actress – who recently gifted new mom Lindsay Lohan – dressed in a gray pantsuit to launch the organization’s Rise To The Challenge campaign
Curtis posed with volunteers who were also clad in Project Angel Food tees.
According to the official website, the program ‘prepares and delivers more than 1.5 Million Medically Tailored meals each year, free of charge to homes of men, women, and children affected by life-threatening illnesses.’
During the COVID-19 pandemic it was deemed an essential service Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The org gathered to break ground on its new Chuck Lorre Family Foundation Campus expansion.
Lorre, who co-created the hit television show The Big Bang Theory, was present at the ceremony.
While there, he addressed attendees and recalled being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis diagnosis when he was 22-years-old.
‘When I was a young man, I was really really very ill. I was severely ill with ulcerative colitis. I weighed about 110 pounds and was told I needed a colectomy,’ he shared, according to an account by Variety.
‘I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know where to go. I had no money, no insurance. I managed to find my way to the Cedars of Lebanon, which was a teaching hospital,’ he added. ‘I was fortunate enough to get an anesthetic-free colonoscopy in front of a classroom of students.’
Looking good: The Halloween star wore a pair of aviator eyeglasses and rocked her white-gray locks in her signature pixie cut. From left, Chuck Lorre, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Richard Ayoub, Project Angel Food CEO, Curtis, Marianne Williamson and Tim Robinson
Supporting the cause: Underneath her blazer, the philanthropist wore a blue T-shirt with the nonprofit’s name and logo printed in white
Connecting the incident to Project Angel Food’s mission, Lorre noted that his condition was put in remission ‘after about six months on a wonderful nutrition program.’
‘It wasn’t Western medicine’ that fortified him, he said, adding that ‘it was food’ that helped him get better.
‘During the pandemic, I learned about Project Angel Food. It is a food delivery system tailored to people’s health needs. I was like, “I want to be a part of this because this is personal,”‘ he shared.
His eponymous foundation donated $10 million to the construction of the new $51 million campus.
The undertaking is expected to begin in January, which an estimated completion date of 2027.
Project Angel Food was founded in 1989, focusing on providing a food service for people with HIV and AIDS.
To date it has donated more than 17 million medically tailored meals.
L-R: Trisha Cardoso, Chuck Lorre, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Richard Ayoub, Project Angel Food CEO, Jamie, Marianne Williamson, and Tim Robinson
Breaking ground: The attendees smiled as they posed in photos with bronze shovels
Dressed in a hot pink pantsuit with a wrap-around blazer, Ralph shared remarks during Thursday’s launch.
The former Moesha star shared about her friends and colleagues affected by the AIDS epidemic.
‘For so many of them, there was no help, no love, no food — there was nothing but the worst that people could show other human beings,’ the Emmy-winning entertainer said.
‘We’re here together because a group of people said, “We don’t know what to do, but we know what we need,” which is love and food,’ Curtis added.
‘They weren’t doctors or scientists, they weren’t going to be able to come up with a cure. They were facing the same amount of hatred and misinformation that was being spewed about a population, and they said, “Let’s feed them.”‘