Meals that Matter opens at John Stoddard Cancer Center

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UnityPoint Health - John Stoddard Cancer Center

Meals that Matter program begins at John Stoddard Cancer Center

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To help support patients and families during this time, thanks to the generosity of our community, John Stoddard Cancer Center will be offering nutritionally balanced, ready-made meals for our patients and their caregivers at no cost. The recipes were developed in conjunction with our Stoddard dietitian and internal Food & Nutrition team, and the menu features full entrees as well as soup and fruit options.

The meals will be available twice a week for all patients visiting Stoddard for chemotherapy and radiation treatments and for patients being discharged from the Powell 3 inpatient unit. This service will not only help ensure patients are receiving the nutrition they need to support healing and health, but also provide an opportunity to limit exposure and offer economic support.

“What a pleasant surprise it was to be offered a meal after I finished my treatment! The meals are delicious. I’ve gotten to eat salmon and chicken. I would not be making this for myself at home," says David Givens, one of the first patients to receive a meal.  "Some days, the last thing you want to do after treatment is to make food so this helps out a lot. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this. It is so nice of donors to provide this for us."

"I cannot believe the impact these meals are having on our patients.  Words cannot express how this is a blessing for both the patients and the staff who hand these meals out.  The donor is blessing more people in more ways than they could imagine," says Melanie Travis, radiation oncology manager at John Stoddard. 

Meals are available at no cost thanks to the generosity of donors and our amazing community! To make a donation to support others, call 515-241-6304 or click here