If you live in MD, DC or VA, check out Food & Friends– they provide FREE, nutritious meals and groceries as well as nutrition counseling to people living with a life-challenging illness (HIV, cancer, etc).
To become eligible for services from Food & Friends, cancer patients must meet the following criteria:
- Patients must have active cancer;
- Their nutritional status is compromised because of inadequate food intake due to chewing/swallowing difficulties, lack of appetite, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, or inability to prepare or procure food;
- Patients are currently managing side effects & conditions from chemo, radiation or palliative therapy.
There are no requirements for income or insurance coverage. And all services are provided at no cost to recipients.
Food & Friends Home-Delivered Meals will deliver 3 nutritious meals a day, up to 6 days a week to patients & their families who live in Maryland (as far north as Hagerstown), Virginia (as far south as Fredericksburg) & Washington, DC. They offer 11 different nutritional plans to choose from.
Food & Friends’ Groceries-to-Go Service is available for those individuals and families who either live outside their freshly-prepared meals delivery area OR those clients who are healthy enough to prepare their own meals. 2 bags of non-perishable groceries plus frozen soups and entrees (prepared by Food & Friends Chefs) can be delivered either weekly or every other week.
Food & Friends’ Nutrition Counseling & Education can provide individualized nutrition counseling, cooking classes, bimonthly workshops on nutrition and other wellness-related topics such as stress management, & much more.
For more information, please contact Food & Friends’ directly by clicking HERE.