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FRAMINGHAM – Daniels Table, a nonprofit organization in Framingham seeking to end food insecurity, and Tufts Medical Center announced a partnership to provide free nutritious meals to cancer patients at Tufts Cancer Center in Framingham.

Tufts Cancer Center has installed a freezer from Daniel’s Table at the Cancer Center.

In the freezer is prepared nutritious meals ready for cancer patients to heat & enjoy. The meals are FREE for the patients.

“We are so excited to offer this special service. It allows our patients to focus on treatments because they will be given nutritious food stability,” said Tufts Cancer Center Executive Director Elisa Scher.

Daniel’s Table Community Freezer Program uses donated and rescued food and creates nutritious meals. The meals are made, packed, labeled, and frozen at Daniel’s Table facility in Framingham.  Example of meals include Salmon with a cranberry compote, jasmine rice over spinach.

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Tufts Cancer Center Nurse Manager Lori Moser and Tufts Cancer Center Social Worker Sheryl Goldstein both agreed this collaboration will provide their patients with the help they need while undergoing treatment.  Patients can focus on their treatments without having to worry about getting healthy food that nourishes their body.

“Food really is medicine here at Daniel’s Table,” said Daniel’s Table Executive Director, Sandra Montesino “Giving people nutritional equality is of paramount
importance to our organization, especially those with the added challenges of serious health issues that the folks here at Tufts Cancer Center are facing. Our partners can offer an immediate response to hunger with this program.”

With the addition of this freezer at Tufts Cancer Center, there are currently 23 community freezers located throughout the City of Framingham, including several
within the Framingham Public Schools, community centers, senior centers, Framingham State and MassBay.

These community freezers distribute on average 523 meals monthly.

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