Published June 4th, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Andrew Fitzgerald started Food for the Cure as a way to bring organic food to cancer patients for free. He formed the nonprofit after watching his mother go through cancer treatment, and ultimately pass away from the disease in 2016.
Organic food doesn’t contain all the pesticides and herbicides that are used to grow conventional food, Fitzgerald noted, potentially helping people recover from cancer.
“The body is already fighting off the chemo, and we don’t want to add even more chemicals,” he said.
As a nonprofit, Food for the Cure also helps negate the high cost of organic food for people who are already dealing with big medical bills.
Food for the Cure’s organic garden plot is located at St. Peter & All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 E. Red Bridge Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The long-term goal is to develop a fully functioning organic food pantry for cancer patients.
If you or a cancer patient you know would like to have organic food delivered to you, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Food for the Cure, watch the attached video or visit the organization’s website.
National Cancer Survivors Day is Sunday, June 6.