Our Meals4Kids program was inspired by Colin’s Family who brought a hot home cooked meal during their first in-patient stay at the hospital. The first meal was donated by Doody’s of North Branford and was delivered to the Yale in-patient families on Christmas day of 2011. The program continues to evolve as we team up with local restaurants to provide families going through cancer treatment with a nutritious meal. Recently we added a snack bag to the program which is independent of the meal and contains a variety of snacks and drinks for in-patient families.
Words from a Mom who received a meal: “My son is on 7-3 of Yale Peds. We received your care package yesterday – amazing, caring, classy – it was wonderful. I was extremely touched as I was alone with my son on Easter. Thank you for brightening up our day and doing what you do. It was impressive.”
How you can help:
- Sponsor a meal or snack
- Recruit a restaurant sponsor
- Volunteer to deliver a meal or snack distribution