Cook for Cancer provides free meals for any patient undergoing cancer treatment and their families living in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.Thanks to The Corvallis Clinic Foundation, Dream Dinners and community donations, these meals are offered free of charge to patients. Cook for Cancer provides 1,728 meals annually to over 120 patients and their families.
How Cook for Cancer Works
Patients can access Cook for Cancer by a self-referral or by a referral from a community member or health care professional. Meals are prepared in serving sizes of three or six at the local Corvallis Dream Dinners and delivered to patients at their convenience.
How It Got Started
Cook for Cancer was established in 2010 by Alexandra Perry – Miss Oregon Teen USA 2014, a young woman who hosted her 12th birthday party at the Corvallis Dream Dinners as a way to give back to cancer patients. Miss Perry’s mom is a breast cancer survivor, so she knew what it was like living with a mom who didn’t have the energy to prepare meals for the family.
How To Request Meals
To request meals through Cook for Cancer, contact Parker Cochran, the Resource Development Coordinator at 541-768-2375 or Parker.Cochran@corvallisclinic.com
How You Can Donate
Click here to provide meals for a patient in need.
What Others Are Saying
Raspberries and Roses, Corvallis Gazette-Times, Sept. 7, 2012
Roses to Alexandra Perry, for making life a lot easier for those who have cancer in one of the most fundamental, supportive ways there is: she cooks tasty meals for them. She loves to cook, and while some 15-year-olds might better enjoy spending time with friends, she is cooking take-and-bake meals for strangers who are too ill to cook for themselves or for their families through a program she helped to start when she was 12 called, simply, Cook for Cancer. She isn’t there to see people enjoy her meals, but we can imagine that the recipients are grateful for her thoughtful work. And that garlic chicken sounded absolutely delicious.
Read more about Cook for Cancer in the Corvallis Gazette-Times.