Category Archives: Meals2Heal

Meals2Heal is coming back in late September! We will now be serving the patients of Vernon Cancer Center and our surrounding communities including residents of Wellesley, Weston, Wayland, Natick, Newton, Needham, Dover, and Sherborn. Please check back with us as our schedule of volunteer meal delivery drivers is being updated and will be posted shortly. Keep a look out for more Meals2Heal news in the media!

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Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project delivering healthy meals for MetroWest cancer patients

This fall (2016), the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (wcpponline.org) has brought back its popular Meals2Heal program.

Launched in Spring 2016, Meals2Heal is an innovative collaboration between WCPP volunteers, Wellesley-based restaurants, and Newton Wellesley Hospital to deliver fresh and local meals to people currently undergoing cancer treatments in our community.

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Since a healthy diet reduces the risk of many types of cancer, the WCCP has partnered with nutritionists at Newton Wellesley Hospital’s Vernon Cancer Center to select menu options from these participating Meals2Heal restaurants in Wellesley: Captain Marden’s, Susu Bakery, and The Local.

To order a meal for a cancer patient, simply call the restaurant between the hours of 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday, supply the recipients’ name and telephone number and the restaurant will contact a WCPP volunteer to deliver the meal per its posted delivery schedule at http://wcpponline.org/index.php/new-volunteers-for-meals2heal/.

  • Captain Marden’s Seafood 781 235 3737
  • Susu Bakery Boutique 781-237-7977
  • The Local: (781) 694-1210

Please note: when ordering from The Local, please also contact one of the volunteers listed at the URL above to schedule meal delivery.

Meals2Heal will run through June 2017, break for the summer and resume in September 2017.

For more about Meals2Heal:  Check out this video interview with Chef Brian, Culinary Director at The Local for a peek at some of the delicious meals he’s serving up: http://bit.ly/2eNoTuz

If you’d like to volunteer to be a Meals2Heal driver, email info@wcpponline.org: only 1-2 hours per week is required!

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Healthy suggestions: Captain Marden’s: Salmon & Arugula Salad; The Local: The Local Harvest Salad (baby kale, roasted sweet potatoes, red grapes, toasted hazelnuts, pecorino, citrus vinaigrette); Beet & Arugula Salad (goat cheese, pistachio, honey vinaigrette). Susu Cafe: Chef’s Daily Creation of Homemade S
oups!

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Backup meal drivers: please call Patrick Hegarty for availability.

What is Meals2Heal?

Meals2Heals is a meal delivery service made possible by partnering with local restaurants to supply fresh meals to people undergoing treatment. Our meal delivery service differs from the many meal services available that require a login to a website to order pre-packaged meals prepared in advance by national meal service companies. Often, these meals pile up in a cooler at the doorstep as the family cannot eat or store the amount of meals they receive.  Friends and family may also become overwhelmed with the coordination needed to help provide meals.  The WCPP will expand our meal delivery service this Fall to neighboring communities and is excited about the support that the Newton Wellesley Hospital Vernon Cancer Center Nutrition Department has offered to help promote this new service to our community!