What we do
Each week, we provide dozens of pounds of organic and locally-sourced fruits and vegetables to pediatric cancer patients at outpatient clinics and long-term care facilities. Whether this produce is stocked in a fresh salad bar or displayed in our signature ‘wooden crate’ as a healthy grab-and-go snack, hundreds of children in the United States now have access to organic nutrition.
What we do
The incredible volunteers at B.I.G. Love Cancer Care collect a wish list of items from pediatric cancer patients and their families at Dell Children’s Clinic in Austin and the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. This wish list includes toys, patient care packages, family support items and of course – organic fruits and juices! We deliver the organic fruits and juices directly to B.I.G. Love to distribute these fresh, healthy nutritious items to the patients and their families.
Can you find the International Sign for ‘I Love You’ on the picture to the right? This hand signal was used by the founder of BIG Love’s daughter as a way to send a loving message from the heart without needing words.
Strength in Numbers
Our partnerships connect us with hundreds of volunteers, allowing us to provide and support thousands of children and their families each year with organic groceries. By reaching this incredible number of children, we hope that we are instilling healthy eating habits and providing valuable lessons about nutrition that will last for generations.
By providing nutritious organic foods, we offer an ease and convenience when the families’ days are full of doctor visits and hospital stays. “It is always a good day for the families when they find out they can take the organic fruit home,” says a nutritionist at one of partner locations. “Almost every mom comments about how she has been thinking about trying to get more organic fruit into her child’s diet. And it leads to a very natural (organic) nutrition discussion.”
By providing nutritious organic foods, we offer an ease and convenience when their days are full of doctor visits and hospital stays. “During many of our stays,” says a mom whose daughter has been diagnosed with Leukemia, “we have relied upon B.I.G. Love and their weekly grocery delivery… Not only can we get the foods my daughter likes… but we are able to feed ourselves when we can’t get away from the room or can’t afford to eat in the cafeteria.”