Food Outreach Mission April 4, 2020


FIGHTING WITH FOOD

Food Outreach’s mission is to provide nutritional support and enhance the quality of life of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. We are the only organization providing these services in our region.

Our clients live in 160 Missouri and Illinois zip codes and range in age from 5 to 88 years – many of whom live with multiple secondary illnesses in addition to their primary diagnosis.

The goals of nutrition therapy are to accomplish the following: prevent or reverse nutrient deficiencies; preserve lean body mass; help patients better tolerate treatments; minimize nutrition related side effects and complications; maintain strength and energy; protect immune function, decreasing the risk of infection; aid in recovery and healing; and maximize quality of life.