Nourish... by força
Força has launched a new initiative: Nourish...by força. The aim is to provide delicious meals to local people undergoing cancer treatment. The team originally helped their friend, Carla, by delivering lovingly cooked meals for the family on the days she had chemotherapy and was too weak to cook.
“Arriving home after chemotherapy treatment to find a home-cooked meal for the whole family on my doorstep was a godsend. It meant I didn’t have to worry about preparing a meal and, moreover, I got to use whatever energy I had left after the treatment to create memories with my children.” ~Carla Whitbread
The aim of ‘Nourish ...by força’ is to provide delicious meals to local people undergoing cancer treatment at Oakhaven Hospice. The team originally helped their friend, Carla, by delivering lovingly cooked meals for the family on the days she had chemotherapy and was too weak to cook. força – strength against cancer would like to return to their roots by offering nutritious and tasty meals to those undergoing cancer treatment at Oakhaven.
Whilst receiving cancer treatment at Oakhaven, patients will have the opportunity to choose both a fresh meal to take home and warm up that evening and a frozen meal to eat another day. Meals are offered in single portions, double portions or family sizes (feeding 4 people).
A volunteer will come round with a menu during the treatment so that the patient can choose what they would like! It will then be packaged up, ready to take away at the end of the treatment session. In addition, if treatment is taking place over the lunchtime period, patients will be offered a light but delicious lunch!
All meals are freshly prepared on site by the Oakhaven catering team; vegetarian meals will be on offer and most dietary preferences can be catered for.
All meals are financed by força – strength against cancer. There is no charge to you!