Snack Packs for Chemo Sign Up Information
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please be sure nothing is expired going in the bags and everything is good for 2 months after your delivery date to us. If anything is expired, the cancer infusion centers will decline the delivery. Please check all expiration dates! This is very important. Also, do not include any peanut butter crackers, cookies, or peanut butter products.
Snack Packs for Chemo are snack bags for adults going through chemo. They will be disbursed to cancer centers where chemotherapy infusion takes place. Currently, we are partnered with MD Anderson (Voorhees, Willingboro, and Camden, NJ), Penn Medicine Virtua (Voorhees NJ), Abramson Cancer Center (Cherry Hill NJ), Atlantic Care, Jefferson Comprehensive Cancer (Sewell NJ) Lindenberg Cancer Center (Marlton NJ) Comprehensive Cancer Center, Penn Medicine-Abramson Cancer Center (Philadelphia PA), Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia PA) Southern Oncology (Vineland NJ) Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (Sewell NJ) and The Minnitti Center (Mickleton NJ).
Instructions for Making Snack Packs for Chemo:
We have found that when different groups make bags, they are not all the same and this can result in one patient getting a large bag and the patient next to him getting a smaller bag. Therefore we would like each Chemo Snack Bag to contain the following:
- Prepackaged cheese crackers with cheese filling (NO peanut butter)
- Prepackaged pretzels
- Small box of 100% apple juice with a straw
- Hard candy, mints or lemon drops (no chocolate)
- Cookies in sealed individual packages (no peanut butter)
- Chapstick or lip balm
- Packet of tissues
- Homemade cards or notes of encouragement are greatly appreciated and one can be placed in each bag.
Everything should be put in a clear Ziploc bag, which can be decorated with permanent markers. The Ziploc bags make transport and distribution much easier and neater.
When all the bags are complete, please put the completed snack packs in trash bags or reusable bags to deliver. However, do not use white scented trash bags as they can affect the taste of the snacks. Please do not use boxes as tt is hard for us to break down the boxes and creates too much trash.
PLEASE NOTE: No direct sales materials or solicitations. Please do not include any items other than those on the above list. These items have been selected specifically for the patients. All snacks must be prepackaged. No homemade snacks are permitted. Follow safe assembly practices: assemble on clean surfaces, wash hands, wear gloves and avoid having anyone with a cold or who is not well participate.
At this time we are accepting snack packs for adults only.
All snack packs should be delivered to The Unforgotten Haven (45 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood NJ 08012) during the hours posted on our website. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. These bring smiles at a difficult time.
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