Bonnie Hufford lives alone, which posed some difficulties when she was treated for multiple myeloma last year. Treatment left her extremely weak, so simple tasks like running errands or cooking for herself were nearly impossible.
For patients like Bonnie and hundreds of others, L5 Foundation offers Meaningful Meals, which ensures delivery of nutritious meals for cancer patients in treatment. Meaningful Meals is a partnership with Mobile Meals, and volunteers deliver single-serve meals on a daily or weekly basis.
Last year, 5,000 Meaningful Meals were distributed to cancer patients in East Tennessee.
“Meals are delicious and easy to heat up in the microwave,” Hufford says. “Meaningful Meals made treatment so much easier because I didn’t have to worry about cooking for myself.”
All Meaningful Meals are designed to meet the nutritional needs of patients in treatment and, because they are delivered by volunteers, someone comes by to check on patients at least once a week.
“That human touch offers an extra measure of security,” Hufford says.