Homemade Meals

Luisa Naughton and Jodi Nute

“I love being a part of this program that cooks and delivers nutritious meals to families in our community each week. It is my hope that in these meals, we are providing spoonfuls of nourishment as well as some relief. Living Journeys is a treasure of an organization in our community.”

– Luisa Naughton

“My hope is that at the end of the day, a mason jar of homemade soup has made someone’s evening a little easier and that they feel loved, nourished, and supported from all corners of the Gunnison Valley.”

– Jodi Nute

 

Meal Volunteers
 
“We are fortunate to live in a small community of people who take care of each other and help out when needed and we can’t let them down. We began to volunteer with Living Journeys when it began to get personal – friends, community members being impacted by cancer. We found that volunteering in small ways like giving rides to treatments or making a meal is a BIG deal to those whom you are helping. And you know what? It makes you feel good too. The ripple effect is huge. DO IT!”

– Vic and Candy Shepard


In 2020 Living Journeys served 139 clients affected by cancer, a 180% increase in the number of clients served from 2019 and more clients than were served in 2017, 2018, and 2019 combined. Living Journeys, through grants and the support of its donors, has been able to provide nearly $300,000 in financial support for families affected by cancer in Gunnison County in the last three years alone. This financial support is a lifeline to families going through the realities of cancer, and it’s something our community should be so proud of and celebrate.

Living Journeys started a very successful food program for its clients and their families in the spring of 2020.  We work with local chefs, restaurants and farmer’s markets to provide boxes of produce and meals for home delivery. Living Journeys delivered approximately 360 ”Boxes of Love” (fresh food) and 2,130 “Dinners of Love” to 44 families and their 120 members. We also offer zoom meetings with an oncology nutritionist to provide opportunities for clients and caregivers to learn about the role nutrition plays in cancer treatment. We are so proud that this valuable program has continued into 2021 and we need your help to ensure we can continue to support our friends and neighbors in Gunnison County who are affected by cancer.

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