Left to right: Kelsey Allen, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Program Director, and Lexi Bull, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Development and Events Manager

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 23, 2024) — Angerer Eats, a local provider of healthy, home-cooked meals, has partnered with Gilda's Club Quad Cities to extend a helping hand to cancer patients and their loved ones by partnering with Gilda’s Club to provide free meals. This collaboration addresses a critical issue highlighted by Gilda’s Club Quad Cities: the prevalent food insecurity faced by individuals and families affected by cancer diagnoses. Many of those being impacted by a cancer diagnosis lack access to nutritious meals.

The collaboration, driven by the dedication of Angerer Eats and their dedicated clientele, raised an impressive $3,645 in just 48 hours back in November, emphasizing the overwhelming community support for this significant cause.

Kelsey Allen, Program Director at Gilda's Club Quad Cities, expressed immense gratitude towards Angerer Eats and its dedicated followers for their generosity in raising funds to install a freezer at the Davenport Clubhouse. This freezer will be stocked with wholesome, home-cooked meals, thanks to the commitment of Mary Angerer, the owner of Angerer Eats.

Allen remarked, "We are extremely grateful for Angerer Eats and their amazing followers for raising the funds to put a freezer in our Davenport Clubhouse and for Mary’s commitment to keep it stocked. This resource will be valuable to the many individuals/families that we serve to those being impacted by cancer. To be able to stop by our Clubhouse and pick out a family style meal on a day you are feeling crummy from treatment, caregiving, etc, will be a relief to so many. We are thrilled to be able to offer this new resource moving into 2024."

Mary Angerer, the visionary behind Angerer Eats, shared her motivation for initiating this collaboration, stating, "I knew the minute I walked into Gilda's Club and toured their facilities I needed to join forces and help so many families that go through there. We started by helping with one month of weekly meals that they offer to their patients and families, realizing quickly that more could be offered."

She continued, "I thought what if I made it accessible for patients any time of day! That's when we thought of a freezer, where all my extra meals could be brought over weekly and could be a grab-and-go service. Families can grab and take home after a long day of treatment, or there is a full-service kitchen where meals could be heated on the spot."

Angerer emphasized the core values of Angerer Eats, stating, "Angerer Eats is about serving those in our community with healthy, home-cooked convenient meals that are heat and eat. I want Angerer Eats to also be about giving and helping those going through hardships at any stage in life. Gilda's Club is giving me that opportunity."

Gilda’s Club and Angerer Eats state that the community can help further support this initiative and support simply by visiting angerereats.com to donate a meal.

To celebrate the collaborative efforts of Gilda's Club Quad Cities, Angerer Eats and Gilda’s Club have launched a T-shirt fundraiser to celebrate the arrival of the freezer. Proceeds from the shirt fundraiser will contribute to sustaining the no-cost services provided by Gilda's Club.

Shirts can be purchased until February 25 at midnight at apex-ink.com/gildas-club-fundraiser/gildas-club-design.

About Gilda’s Club Quad Cities

Gilda's Club Quad Cities, along with our Cancer Support Community partners, uplifts, and strengthens people impacted by cancer by providing support, fostering compassionate communities, and breaking down barriers to care.

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