Lori Loughlin makes her first public appearance since the college admission scandal with Project Angel Food's 'Lead with Love'
by Ana Walia | Mon, 25 Jul 2022 15:05:01 GMT
Lori Loughlin speaks out for the first time since the college admissions scandal for Project Angel Food. Image Source: Vanity Fair 

For the first time since the college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin comes out and claims that she found a place to call home while serving with Project Angel Food.

To alleviate food poverty in Los Angeles County, actress Lori Loughlin has partnered with Project Angel Food. She volunteers to assist them in providing more than 1 million individualized meals each year to individuals in need.

Oprah Winfrey delivered the opening address for the two-hour telethon Lead with Love, which collected approximately $1.2 million. Other celebrities who made an appearance were Richard Gere, Whoopi Goldberg, Sharon Stone, and Debbie Gibson. Josh Groban also performed.

Lori Loughlin was spotted giving food to those in need during a telethon that featured a day in the life of a Project Angel Food volunteer. She mentioned that she has been working with Project Angel Food for the past year and a half and that it has been among the most fulfilling experiences of her life. She continued by saying that she has worked everywhere, mentioning how much cereal and fruit she had packed, and how much she enjoyed making deliveries.

She explained that because she delivers to the same customers every week, she has grown close to the clients she serves along her route. She added that because these clients are often unable to leave their homes and are isolated, particularly during the pandemic, making a connection with them or speaking with them felt rewarding to both parties. The 57-year-old actress claimed that by just asking them how they are doing or feeling or what they can do to help them, they are given the impression that others care about them.

The woman Lori Loughlin sends food to was interviewed for the piece, and she expressed her gratitude to Project Angel Food for its assistance, particularly during the epidemic. She acknowledged that she hadn't eaten in a few years due to a minor setback and added that she hadn't eaten anything. She praised Project Angel Food for bringing her foods that cover all bases, saying that today she is well, content, and healthy.

Lori Loughlin, claimed that working with people who had reached their lowest points, were dealing with severe illnesses, or had probably lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic had a significant influence on her life in the heart of the admissions controversy (she did not mention the admission controversy but said that the time she was broken). She went on to say that Project Angel Food is a family and a community and that all the volunteers are great and have been supportive to her when she has been very depressed and broken. With Project Angel Food, Lori claimed that she felt as though she had found a home. She is pleased to be a part of the organization because, in her words, they work hard to ensure that the people are fed and care about them.

The actress from Full House mentioned during the telethon that the organization Project Angel Food is so much more than simply feeding people and she described that according to her the organization is more about loving and helping people, and added that she feels it is very essential especially now. The actress has never stated in public that she was at her lowest after her involvement and subsequent incarceration in the 2019 Rick Singer college admissions scandal, but her tearful Lead with Love appearance is the first time she has done so. She refrained from bringing up the college admissions debate during the telethon.

Lori Loughlin along with Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade. Image Source: People 

Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli paid $500,000 in bribes to have Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade accepted to the University of Southern California as recruits for the crew team, even though none of their daughters had ever participated in the sport. The actress and her husband filed a plea of not guilty to every charge brought against them once the controversy came to light and their names were mentioned, claiming that the money they had given was a donation to the school and not a bribe. When Mossimo and Lori were eventually arrested in March 2019 and pleading not guilty for a year, they eventually entered into separate plea deals with federal prosecutors and pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to conduct wire fraud and mail fraud in May 2020.

In addition to 150 hours of community service and a $150,000 fine, Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison. Mossimo received a sentence of 250 hours of community service, a $250,000 fine, and five months in prison.