The San Antonio Food Bank is partnering with the Cancer Center Council (CCC) to provide food and nutritional supplements to needy patients treated at the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties through Southwest Texas. In the most recent fiscal year, the agency distributed 48 million pounds of food.
The Cancer Center Council is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that supports the Cancer Center.
The food distribution to patients began in November as part of the Helping Hands Program, an ongoing partnership of the CCC, the Cancer Center and generous individuals and businesses. The CCC picks up food from the San Antonio Food Bank and delivers and stocks a pantry at the Cancer Center.
The Patients and Family division, a part of the Cancer Center, distributes the groceries to patients, based on need-based guidelines established by the SA Food Bank.
Donations are always needed by the CCC to fund programs, such as Helping Hands. If you would like to help, go to the CCC website: http://www.cancercentercouncil.com.