How Do We Do It
We teamed up with our friends at Project Angel Food in Los Angeles to deliver medically appropriate meals to cancer patients who cannot leave their homes.
We’re proud to have delivered 6000+ meals so far.
Why is this program important?
On a normal day, those with cancer are immunocompromised, meaning they need to avoid public gatherings and places they might catch germs, infections, or diseases. With COVID-19 in the mix, this is even more important than ever.
Many cancer patients rely on grocery or restaurant delivery, but that requires either cooking when you’re exhausted or eating (usually) unhealthy restaurant food. The meals we deliver to homebound cancer patients are created by certified nutritionists to make sure that they are healthy and medically appropriate – working with the body, instead of against it.
Hunger is not equal
Like many other things, minority and marginalized groups experience higher rates of food insecurity.
- Survivors who are uninsured, young, Hispanic or Black have higher rates of food insecurity.
- One study found that 56% of low-income patients receiving cancer care were experiencing food insecurity. That’s nearly five times the general population.
- In the US general population, approximately 11% of households are food insecure.