Meet our Founder

Founder Susan Stames Hall
We are very grateful for all of YOU!

Susan Hall
Founder & Executive Director
The Angel's Depot
Read Susan's full bio

Photograph compliments of the North County Times, May 4, 2008

Founder's Letter

It’s just amazing that with your help, The Angel’s Depot celebrates 97 Months of Operation in April and over 30,000 volunteer hours since start-up in 2006!


What an incredible year 2014 is gearing up to be for The Angel's Depot . . .

City of San Diego awarded The Angel's Depot a $100,000 Community Development Block Grant for July 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2015!!! Best February SOUP & BEANS Contest ever bringing in 19,128 cans of SOUP & BEANS! Great 6th Annual S.O.S. Kick-Off Campaign bringing in $6,229 in one evening in the warehouse St. Pat's Party!


April 2014 brings us a beautiful Spring and on the 20th, the Easter Bunny, along with my 66th Birthday. Willie Nelson once said, "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." I can certainly attest to that . . . founding The Angel's Depot has delivered countless blessings to so many! It is my pleasure to see the Depot's Waiting List shrink and the Monthly Signature Logs grow. Who knew we could start with serving one senior in need and grow that to having provided nearly 60,000 Senior Emergency Meal Boxes in only 97 months. Another Willie Nelson quote said something about . . . "if I'd known I was going to live to be this old . . . well, we won't go there! Happy Easter!!!


May 24th promises to deliver the fabulous Grammy Winner & Gold Record Recording Artist JUICE NEWTON in Concert at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista. Local country rockers GIN PISTON are donating their time to open for Juice. This is the kick-off event for the Vista Chamber's Strawberry Festival on Sunday, May 25 in downtown Vista. Tickets are on sale now at the Moonlight Box Office for $50 - $40 - $20 . . . or spoil yourselves with a $100 VIP Juice Newton in Concert Ticket which includes Orchestra Seating Rows D & E and an elegant duo entree dinner, featuring Beef Tri Tip and Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa. Dinner fare also includes fabulous strawberry theme desserts, wine and beer! Don't miss fabulous evening and an opportunity to help our local seniors in need.



Congratulations to SOUP & BEANS 2014 First Place Contest Winner . . . for the 2nd Year in a Row . . . San Diego Spine and Rehab! Great job! 2nd Place goes to DJO Global and 3rd Place to Harrah's San Diego Resort. The competition makes it possible to bring in the BIG SOUP & BEANS NUMBERS . . . our seniors are the true winners . . . get receive 3 cans of soup and 2 cans of beans each month in their Senior Emergency Meal Boxes. Thank you to all of our 2014 SOUP & BEANS Contest participants! Please take a few moments to review the 2014 SOUP & BEANS Participants List. Please click on SOUP & BEANS here.


Our seniors and their pets are so very grateful to the Helen Woodward Animal Center for their gifts of “AniMeals." The collaboration with The Angel's Depot is a beautiful example of two community nonprofits working well together with great enthusiasm. We all know how important pets are to the wellbeing of our lonely and isolated seniors. Sometimes their pet is their last friend. We also know they likely feed their beloved pets from their Senior Emergency Meal Boxes if they have no other food for them. This gift of pet food is truly a blessing. Please see the new AniMeals” page link on our Home Page.





Stay tuned . . . more exciting news to come . . . as always . . . YOU are the wind beneath our WINGS . . . we couldn’t make this program happen without all of YOU!


Awards – Susan Stames Hall – Founder & Executive Director - The Angel's Depot

2006 – Susan Hall received Channel 10 News Leadership Award on May 31, 2006 at The Angel’s Depot Grand Opening; event was filmed by Channel News film crew and feature story ran on television and on Channel 10 website.

2007 – Susan Hall received San Diego Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business Award"

2009 – Susan Hall received San Diego Business Journal “Healthcare Champion” Award

2011 – Susan Hall named one of five national finalists in the AARP Hunger Hero Contest (American Association of Retired Persons). 

2012 – Susan Hall named “2012 Woman of the Year” by California State Assemblyman Martin Garrick, 74th Assembly District in California; she received the award on March 26, 2012 on the Floor of the Assembly.

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