Best Food for a Good Cause (2013)

The Joy Bus

As many people know — many more people than we'd like — fighting cancer is tough. There are countless appointments to make, medications to be administered, and, in short, a laundry list of things that become more important than grocery shopping and food. But one local do-gooder, Jennifer Caraway, set out to help by founding the nonprofit organization The Joy Bus in 2011. Named after a friend whom she lost to the disease, the charity helps homebound cancer patients and their family members by delivering meals directly to their homes. And they don't just offer any meals: The Joy Bus creates chef-inspired eats (in fact, two local chefs Bernie Kantak and Tracy Dempsey sit on the board of directors) that are locally grown and organic whenever possible. Offering three programs from which to choose, the foundation hopes to relieve patients and their families of some of their burden and create a support system for those who might otherwise not have one.


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