Food Programs

Food Programs

When a child is in treatment, getting dinner on the table can be a real challenge. West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation provides nourishing meals to families at the hospital and at home - at no cost to them.

Why Food Support

Why Food Support

Food provides support, care, and connection beyond the expression of words.

When a child is in treatment, taking care of your basic needs can be incredibly difficult. Caregivers in the hospital often have to make the devastating choice between feeding themselves and leaving their child's bedside. For families transitioning from the hospital to at-home care, new routines, medication needs, and side effects from treatment make getting dinner on the table a real challenge.

 

West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation aims to ease this daily load for families by providing nourishing meals to families at the hospital and at home - at no cost to them.

Testimonials

"These meals have lifted an enormous weight each day. They have given me extra time to do other things as well as sit down longer at the table with my children. This is more than a delivery of food and nutrition, it's a gift of time and energy."

"We really appreciate these easy meals. WCK has been absolutely amazing at supporting our family 💕 we are so very, very grateful."

"Mason hasn't had a meal since Friday afternoon. He's had some crackers since but food, food is a no. Thankfully West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation has a freezer with some meals like these pizzas! So thankful he is actually eating something!"

Food at the Hospital
Home Delivery

Stories about Food Support

Kristen and her family standing outside their house smiling at the camera.

Fuel for a journey that no one plans for

Kristen recalls her family’s very first WCK meal, and what the provision of food has meant to them through their cancer journey. It was the very first night we checked…

WCK volunteer Jocelyn in the office pointing at the Nourish at Home sign.

Behind the scenes – food packing in the WCK office!

What our superstar food packing volunteers do and why they do it Who knew food packing could be so moving!    I started working with WCK this summer and have…

Joyce Wijnhorst Story Blog

WCK and my family is a love story set over many a butter chicken

By Joyce Wijnhorst I first started treatment at BC Children’s after getting my diagnosis in fall 2020, after months of misdiagnosis and extreme pain in my left leg. In a…

WCK Volunteer Denise Morris

Volunteer Spotlight:
Denise Morris

An active volunteer for our Food Support Programs, Denise Morris says she’s never forgotten what it felt like to be a parent in the hospital with her child. When Denise…

Questions?

Reach out to our Food Programs Coordinator Karin at karin.alleyne@wckfoundation.ca or call
+1 (604) 394-2029 ext. 3.