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To build a network of adult and teen volunteers committed to supporting individuals and families in need who are dealing with a serious illness by providing nutrient rich meals, nutrition education and personal caring support.
Cooking Caring Compassion Community
Founded in 2012 Fox Valley Food for Health teaches teens to grow organic produce, prepare healthy, beautiful meals that are delivered to patients dealing with serious illness, and their families. The program is unique in that four separate groups are brought together to create a healthier more connected community:
Patients and their families receive three to four healthy nutritious complete dinners, flavorful soups, a hearty salad and a healthy dessert weekly for up to 8-12 weeks without charge.
Caregivers have more time to focus on the emotional and practical needs of their family.
Teens receive focused training in cooking and gardening from mentors, many who are formally trained.
Adult volunteers gain a wonderful sense of fulfillment giving back to the community and fighting back against a disease that has affected so many.
Fox Valley Food for Health we know every bite needs to count! That’s why we prepare and deliver nutritious meals that enhance and support healing and better recovery outcomes.
Our meals not only support healing during crisis, but also aid our families in adopting good nutrition practices with whole foods that improve health and disease prevention.
There is no fee for the first 8-12 weeks of meals. As space allows, families may continue with us; however, we request a donation to help defray our expenses.