Through the Open Arms Meal Program, we provide lunch and dinner to inpatient families and caregivers at the Scottish Rite and Egleston campuses of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as well as meals at The Memorial Health Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. These meals relieve families of burdensome expenses and, most importantly, help families form connections with CURE staff and volunteers and other hospitalized families with similar experiences.
Open Arms Meal Program
From our patients
“Our cancer diagnosis and treatment cycle was an absolute whirlwind! Everything happened so quickly and our hospital stays were so long and so hard. It was difficult for me to pull away to get down to the cafeteria to eat much less leaving the hospital to get food. Tuesday CURE lunches started to become a welcomed respite while at Egleston. Sometimes we anticipated the Tuesday lunch. Other times, the days of the week started to blur after a tough time and there were many Tuesdays we didn’t realize it until lunch time! My son would say, “Ooooohhh Mama, it’s Tuesday, I wonder what CURE’s going to bring today.” If I wondered loudly what I would eat for lunch, he would say “Don’t worry, CUREs bringing lunch today.” We were blessed many times by the CURE support staff and the lunches and dinners that are provided on the Aflac floor for patients and families! So thankful to you!”
From our patients
“My family benefited from CURE when my daughter was in the hospital last year to have a bone marrow transplant. She was in the hospital for over 50 days. There were days when we were going through so much to even think about what to eat was stressful. Not to mention it was a financial burden to have to eat so many meals away from home. Cure helped relieve some of that stress by serving meals to us!”