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. In 2020, the Foundation delivered 608 meals to over 100 local breast cancer patients through the Cooks for Cancer program.
How Cook for Cancer Works
Patients can access Cook for Cancer by 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 Kathy Nepper, RN, Nurse Navigator at Kathy.Nepper@corvallis-clinic.com or
How You Can Donate
Click here to provide meals for a patient in need.
What Others Are Saying
“Thank you so very much for your help with finding resources, your support, and the wonderful meals after my breast surgery. Your help has been so appreciated. Sincerely, Peggy” (April 2019)