Virtual Event

John Stoddard Cancer Center - Meals That Matter at Home

Meals That Matter at Home will be offered for four weeks beginning Monday, April 1, 2024 and will be open to 50 cancer patients and survivors. Each pa

Meals That Matter at Home will be offered for four weeks beginning Monday, April 1, 2024 and will be open to 50 cancer patients and survivors. Each participant will be provided a free fruit and vegetable “biggie bin” from Prudent Produce delivered weekly to their home, in addition to a $50 gift card to purchase staple ingredients needed for recipes throughout the session.


Through the program, participants will be provided two recipes per week highlighting and utilizing items provided in the bin. A cooking class will be posted on a secure Facebook group weekly of how to prepare one of the provided recipes along with tips for washing, storing, and preparing fresh fruits and vegetables and other plant-based ingredients. Participants will be able to communicate with our Oncology Dietitian directly via the Facebook group and share thoughts and ideas with other participants.


This program is made free to cancer patients and survivors thanks to donor support of the Charlie Cutler Healing and Wellness Program. Anyone who participated in the program in the past can participate again, but they will not receive free bins and will not receive the gift card, as we would like to give as many survivors as possible the opportunity to participate at least once. They can participate by paying $41/week for the weekly produce bins and should register online as "participated in the program in the past or not a patient or survivor". Those interested in the program who are not cancer patients or survivors are able to participate by paying $41/week for the weekly produce bins. As a non-cancer patient, you will not receive the $50 gift card cancer patients and survivors receive. 


Registering on this page will notify John Stoddard Cancer Center staff of your interest in this program. An email will be sent to everyone interested in the program after the Sunday, March 17 registration deadline. If you are a cancer patient or survivor who has not participated before, the email will contain a code for free registration through Prudent Produce. If you are not a cancer patient or survivor or have participated before, information will be emailed for registration and payment on Prudent Produce’s site for the four-week program. An active email account is required to ensure we can reach you.


Registration deadline is Sunday, March 17, 2024.


For questions or information – contact Greta Lange, Oncology Certified Dietitian, at Greta.Lange@unitypoint.org or 515-241-3310.


To ensure you are in an area Prudent Produce delivers, click here.


To make a donation to support others, please contact the UnityPoint Health Foundation at 515-241-6304 or Adam Haselhuhn (adam.haselhuhn@unitypoint.org).Meals that Matter_V02.png


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