Thanks to generous donors throughout Teton County, the St. John’s Hospital Foundation maintains and administers the Caner Patient Support Fund in conjunction with the Oncology Department. Resources are available to anyone in active treatment who needs support for transportation, lodging, and discretionary support.
“If I can boost their morale, if I can inspire other Cancer fighters, that’s the best reason I did it. It’s my best birthday ever. My best ride ever.”
– Kenneth Henderson
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“The meals have been so good and I know it is a real act of love and devotion for you to prepare them time and time again. Thank you for this kindness.”
-Grateful Meals Patient
Meals with a Mission provides complimentary, nourishing meals to St. John’s patients who are undergoing treatments for cancer. Meals are made from recipes by the American Cancer Institute and other cancer-specific resources, and they use organic ingredients when possible. Patients select meals from a selection of menu items. Volunteers, including students from Summit High School, prepare the dishes at the Elks Lodge and deliver them each week. The program serves about 40 meals a month.
According to one patient, “Coming home after treatment to these wonderful dinners, especially the ginger cookies, is the highlight of the week.”
Meals with a Mission is supported by the St. John’s Hospital Foundation and the St. John’s Medical Center oncology department.
Joni Upsher, a longtime Wilson resident, founded Meals with a Mission in 2015. Joni was a restaurant owner for 15 years and a culinary teacher at the high school for six years. Her husband Albert died from cancer in 2013. Joni’s love of healthy cooking and her desire to help cancer patients inspired her to start Meals with a Mission.