(Baton Rouge, LA) – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center distributed 294 holiday food boxes to those in need on Dec. 18 with the help of donations from the organization’s employee giving program, Partners of Hope.
The holiday food boxes included food items such as turkey, canned goods, fresh fruit and vegetables. Patients who needed food assistance were identified and provided food through donations from Partners of Hope.
Holiday food boxes were distributed in each market that the Cancer Center serves, including Baton Rouge, Covington, Gonzales, Hammond, Houma and Natchez.
“Thanks to the generosity of team members through gifts to Partners of Hope, we banded together across all Mary Bird Perkins’ locations this holiday season to address food insecurity and provide patients with a special holiday meal,” said Danielle Mack, vice president and chief development officer, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “To see our team go above and beyond every day to fulfill our mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer in so many ways is both humbling and inspiring.”
Throughout the year, donations from the Partners of Hope program are utilized to help fund key patient support programs, including transportation, food security, patient navigation, nutritional counseling and other services.
About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for almost 50 years. The cancer care organization provides care at nine centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma, Gonzales, Zachary and Natchez, Mississippi, and its service area encompasses southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi regions. For more information, please visit www.marybird.org.