Dan Appelrouth, M.D. was passionately interested in helping the poor. He was also passionate about music. He was a classically trained singer and lay cantor whose beautiful baritone voice carried songs and prayers out into the world.
In 2005, Dan established the Atlanta Hunger Relief Fund in an effort to create awareness and financial support for a very serious crisis in the Atlanta community – HUNGER. After retiring as a rheumatologist Dan combined his two passions, producing 4 CDs and giving concerts in retirement centers to raise money for the fund. Through his concerts, CD sales, and donations, Dan single-handedly raised and distributed more than $185,000 to vital community food-related charitable organizations in Atlanta.
Dan Appelrouth passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016, after a 2½-month battle that began with a fall from a bike in Amelia Island, Florida. Many people continue to contribute to the fund and we are honored and grateful to be able to continue Dan's mission of feeding Atlanta's hungry through your generosity.
-- Dan's Hunger Relief Fund Team