✨Wishlist Wednesday✨ Family Food Support
It is winter in South Africa, and that means that we need to eat more, eat more hot food, and eat more nutritional food in order to stave off the bitter cold weather, influenza, the sniffles etc.
This is vitally important for our Little Fighters, as Children with Cancer need all of their strength to build up their immune system which is compromised due to the cancer and as a result of the treatments such as Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy.
Children with Cancer have to follow a nutritionally specific diet, which is often impossible for cancer-affected families to follow due to lack of funds.
In excess of 50% of the individual Childhood Cancer-affected families that are supported by the Little Fighters Cancer Trust have lost one income due to the child’s diagnosis. LFCT supports in excess of 100 Childhood Cancer-affected Families with groceries every month!
With one parent in the hospital for months, sometimes years on end, the sole breadwinner struggles to make ends meet at home. The Little Fighters Cancer Trust ensures that these families have food in the home while the Child with Cancer is in and out of hospital via our Feeding Our Families project.
We need YOUR help to put food on the table for many of our Little Fighters and their Families who are really struggling.
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust delivers Family Support boxes of food and other goodies to our Little Fighter Families in need every month. Deliveries are done via our fantastic transport supporters, Kargo National (Pty) Ltd, to whom we are eternally grateful as we could not possibly do this without them.
Below are a few photos of boxes that were packed for delivery a while ago so that you can see what type of goodies we deliver to our families. As you can see, all our Family Support boxes include non-perishable foods, nutritional supplements, blankets, clothing, toys, toiletries, cleaning materials, and treats. They will also include specific items that a particular Little Fighter needs such as diapers/adult nappies.
Deliveries to local families (within a 100 km radius) will also include frozen goods (unfortunately long-distance travel precludes us from sending frozen goods to families further away).
Donations can be made in the form of Product or Financial Help
Below is a Basic List of Non-Perishable Food; Toiletries and Household Cleaning Materials which can be donated throughout the year:
- 0pH Soap Bars
- 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner, Large Size
- 2kg Washing Powder
- All Gold Tomato Sauce
- Biscuits, Assorted
- Body Lotion, Large Size
- Bovril / OXO, 290g
- Boxes Cup-A-Soup
- Coffee, 250g
- Dishwashing Liquid, 750ml
- Disposable Shaving Razors
- Domestos, 750ml
- Dry Soup Mix
- Female Deodorant
- Handy Andy, 750ml
- JIK, 750ml
- Long-Life Milk, 1 Litre Boxes
- Macaroni and Spaghetti
- Male Deodorant
- Mieliemeal, 2.5kg
- Non Scented Aqueous Cream
- Oats, 1kg
- Oxtail Soup Packets
- Peanut Butter, 400g
- Rice, 2.5kg
- Rusks, Large Box
- Self-Raising Flour, 2.5kg
- Staysoft Sachets, Mixes 2 Litres
- Stock Cubes
- Sugar, 2.5 Kg
- Tea, 100 Teabags/ 250g
- Tinned Baby Carrots
- Tinned Breyani, Chicken or Beef Varieties
- Tinned Bully Beef
- Tinned Chicken Products
- Tinned Sweetcorn (Whole Kernel and Creamed Varieties)
- Tinned Green Beans
- Tinned Jam, 490g
- Tinned Mixed Vegetables
- Tinned Peas
- Tinned Pilchards
- Tinned Soup
- Tinned Tuna
- Tinned Viennas
- Two Minute Noodles
- Weetbix, 800g
- White Onion Soup Packets
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust will bulk up all local grocery hampers with fresh produce required, such as meat, fruit, vegetables and dairy products, shortly before delivery.
Financial Contributions toward this project are highly appreciated to enable us to make these purchases.
Financial Contributions for this project need to be referenced with FOOD please.
Children with Cancer have impaired immune systems and very specific nutritional needs, so we ask that you please do not donate expired food or damaged containers of food, as we often receive these and we CANNOT send these to our Little Fighters and their Families.
Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62380183013
Branch code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010
PayPal – Donations
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust cannot continue any of our programs without your full and continued support. We ask of you any involvement that you would be able to offer.
Posted on 2 August, 2017, in Blog, nutrition and tagged Children with Cancer, Family Food Support, LFCT, Little Fighters, Little Fighters Cancer Trust, paediatric cancer, Pediatric cancer, Wishlist Wednesday. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.