Healing Meals Helps Ill Children in Bergen County

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[photo source: HealthBarn Foundation]

Healing Meals,a food gifting program in Bergen County, has launched today by theHealthBarn Foundation. Healing Meals provides nutritious meals for children and families undergoing treatment for cancer and serious blood disorders and their families distributed through Tomorrows Children’s Fund (TCF) at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Children with cancer and serious blood disorders have heightened nutritional needs and may lack access to nutritionally healthy meals. Registered Dietitian and HealthBarn Foundation, Director Stacey Antine has selected recipes from her book APPETITE FOR LIFE, which will be used for the program.

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Those recipes will be prepared by culinary student volunteers from the Bergen County Academies’ SkillsUSA Club in Hackensack at Meals with a Mission in Garfield. Ingredients (including fresh, natural and organic foods) are being donated by Whole Foods Market locations in Edgewater, Paramus and Ridgewood as well as Abma’s Farm in Wyckoff. HealthBarn Foundation will purchase additional ingredients and packaging, which is made possible by outside donations.

For more information on the Healing Meals program, the Healthbarn Foundation or to donate, visit their website athttp://healthbarnfoundation.org

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