Community Cares is proud to welcome its first guest blogger, Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland. The organization is taking part in a wonderful pilot program that is supporting neighbors battling breast cancer. A big thank you for sharing this story with us!
Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is participating in a county wide pilot program. Thanks to the Magnolia Meals at Home™ program many of our neighbors living with breast cancer are now able to receive up to six monthly home deliveries of up to seven meals designed to help meet their nutritional needs. In addition, family members may also receive up to 10 meals as well. There are no income requirements but there is an application process.
"After a long day of chemotherapy and doctor appointments, patients on the program will not have to worry about making a healthy dinner. This will help ease the stress of daily living and allow patients to enjoy more time with their families," explains Ilsa Svoboda, Director of Social Work Services.
Magnolia Meals at Home is a partnership between Eisai, a Japanese pharmaceutical company with U.S. headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., and two national cancer organizations, CancerCare and Cancer Support Community. Eisai makes drugs to treat breast cancer, but its program does not require use of those medications.
About the Community Cares Blog and the Rockland Community Foundation
The Community Cares Blog, hosted by the Rockland Community Foundation, celebrates the spirit of giving in our community. Each week, we will post a story of philanthropy or shine a spotlight on an activity that is making a difference in the lives of our neighbors. We invite Rockland non-profits, individuals and businesses to contribute to the Community Cares blog by sending an email to email@example.com.
As the umbrella charitable organization for the county, the Rockland Community Foundation is working to connect donors with the causes they care about most. Our grants support a wide range of interests and, with the support of Rockland residents and businesses, we are committed a path of growth that will enable us to help the non-profit community continue their vital work. You can learn more by visiting us at www.rocklandgives.org.