Program provides meals to patients and families living with breast cancer
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Magnolia Meals at Home, a new program that delivers free, nutritious meals to patients and families living with breast cancer, is starting in and around Andover and Woodcliff Lake, N.J. The program — a partnership between the Eisai Women’s Oncology Program—Magnolia, CANCERcare, Cancer Support Community, and Meals On Wheels Association of America — aims to help patients by providing nourishing meals to households affected by breast cancer so loved ones can spend more quality time together. Participants in the program will receive up to six monthly home meal deliveries, each of which will include up to seven meals that are designed to meet the nutritional needs of people living with breast cancer, and up to 10 meals for family members. CANCERcare and Cancer Support Community are working to identify patients who meet the established criteria and enrolling them in the program. Local Meals On Wheels programs will reach out to participants to set up meal deliveries, organize a schedule, and provide meals to participants’ homes. Eisai employees will help deliver the meals to families. During the pilot program, only qualified patients who live within 20 to 25 miles of Andover and Woodcliff Lake are eligible. For details about enrollment criteria, visit www.MagnoliaMealsAtHome.com.