In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Living Journeys started a new food program for clients and their families. We worked with local chefs, restaurants, and farmers’ markets to provide home delivery boxes of produce and healthy meals. From March to December 2020, we delivered over 360 “Boxes of Love” (fresh produce) and 2,130 “Dinners of Love” to 44 families (over 120 people) in Gunnison Valley. We also hosted an oncology nutritionist on multiple occasions to teach our clients and caregivers about the role nutrition can play in cancer treatment.

In 2021, we aimed even higher, providing 3000 homemade meals to our clients in the thick of treatment or needing support while recovering. Nothing says “we’re here for you” quite like a homemade meal!

Food Program Graph

My sigh of relief is audible all the way from across the street on Thursday afternoon as I pull a healthy, homemade meal out of the cooler on our front porch. This meal is there every week. It is constant. It is nourishing. It makes my night doable. It reminds me every single week, that there are community members still supporting our family. It reminds me that five years into this cancer thing, we are still getting support from Living Journeys.

Client, Caretaker, Fulltime Mother of 2

I had no idea the extent of Living Journeys programs and the many ways they support families with cancer in the valley. They started bringing us meals, delivering produce boxes, offering travel reimbursements, quarterly financial grants, covering emotional therapy, the list goes on.

Cancer Survivor
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