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Cuisine for Healing

Cuisine for Healing's mission is to make healthy nutritious meals easily and readily available to people who are combating diseases, such as cancer and other life threatening illnesses, while educating them on food and its' ability to help the body heal, as well as prevent disease. Program activities consist of the Outreach Food Program, where nutritional meals are provided to eligible clients at no cost to them and the Outreach Education Program, teaching the importance of shopping, purchasing, and preparing healthy, nutritious meals for all income levels. The Outreach Food Program provides Cuisine for Healing Certified Meals that are prepared by our strict guidelines. Our meals do not contain hormones, preservatives, antibiotics, pesticides, trans-fats, refined sugar, artificial sweetener, artificial flavors or colors and are always organic when possible. Each qualifying client receives lunch and dinner, seven days a week, for up to ninety days delivered to their home at no cost. These healthy nutritious, delicious meals have been designed to bolster the immune system, clear the body of toxins, and help the body heal. Most clients undergoing disease treatment, especially cancer treatment, do not have the energy, time or means to eat healthy.
Immediate Needs: Cuisine for Healing's immediate need is based on the significant growth we have experienced over the two past years. The number of meals we served in Tarrant County has grown from 9,532 in 2014, 15,282 in 2015, and projected 23,000 meals in 2016. Cancer and other life-threatening diseases know no income boundaries. Our greatest need is funding to support the increase client demand for meals in Tarrant County and the request to expand to Dallas, Denton, & Parker Counties. According to statistics compiled by the Texas Cancer Registry 2016, there will be approximately 8024 new cancer cases in Tarrant County. This is an 11% increase over the number of new cancer cases estimated in 2012 (7,232) with an expected 2,638 cancer deaths this year. Fifteen percent (15%) of this population will be living below the federal poverty guideline and 25% will have no insurance. The National Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet related. Further, cancer is the second leading cause of death in Texas, and the country. It is estimated that 1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes. In anticipation of, and in response to the estimated new cancer cases and the increase in potential deaths due to diet related cancers in Tarrant County, we believe our programs are vital in the community.