Jorge Munoz, Winner of the Presidential Medal – 2011

Jorge Muñoz, born March 23, 1964, is the founder of the non-profit An Angel in Queens, an organization begun in the summer of 2004 that delivers free home-cooked meals in Queens. The food is delivered at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street in Jackson Heights.

Muñoz was born in Colombia and his father died in an accident when he was young. Muñoz followed his mother, moving to New York to find work to support the family, obtaining legal residency in 1987, and later becoming a citizen, along with his mother and sister. He has estimated that he has served to more than 70,000 people since 2004.

On August 4, 2010, Jorge Muñoz was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Barack Obama.

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