The Green Urban Lunch Box mobile farmer’s market grows fruits and vegetables in the Salt Lake City, Utah area without using pesticides and fertilizer. Volunteers help cultivate and harvest the produce and the organization gives away over 80,000 pounds of food a year.
Now the group is working with the Intermountain Medical Center’s LiVe Well oncology program, providing the healthy, nutritious produce cancer patients need. And they’re giving it to them free of charge. In just one afternoon, the nonprofit gave out 404 pounds of fruits and veggies that would’ve cost over $1,030.
"Nutrition is so important to our cancer patients' total health care," says Elisa Soulier, manager of the oncology program. "If a person stays stronger throughout treatment, it will yield better outcomes not only for the disease, but also lead to a better quality of life.”