Day Kimball Healthcare’s hospital-based food pantry, Caitlyn’s Cupboard, which was established in 2020 to support cancer patients struggling with food insecurity, was the recent recipient of a generous donation of shelf-stable food items from the Woodstock Academy Medical Club.
Lauren Brule, a senior at Woodstock Academy, as well as one of several DKH Junior Volunteers this past summer, delivered the donated food to the hospital on November 9. Brule explained the Woodstock Academy’s Medical Club engages in various fundraising initiatives that involve healthcare in some way. This year, the club chose to support DKH by collecting non-perishable foods such as pasta, peanut butter, cereal, applesauce, and more to benefit the hospital-based food pantry, which addresses malnutrition and food insecurity among patients treated in Day Kimball Hospital’s Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center. In addition to food donations, patients also receive nutritional information, healthy recipes, and a comprehensive list of local food assistance programs and other community resources.
PHOTO CAPTION: (left to right): Lauren Brule, a senior at Woodstock Academy and former DKH Junior Volunteer, presents Caitlyn Sward, RDN, CSO, CNSC, Clinical Nutrition Manager, and Kristen Willis, DKH Director of Development, with the food collected by the Woodstock Academy Medical Club to support Day Kimball Hospital’s food pantry, Caitlyn’s Cupboard.