Unite For HER Partners with FarmboxRx to Give Participants Access To Healthy Foods Nationwide
Participants can choose the nutrition option available on their passport program for a six-week subscription to a weekly fresh produce delivery service
Unite For HER, a non-profit organization that provides integrative therapies to those with breast and ovarian cancer, is partnering with FarmboxRx to offer participants access to healthy foods by mail. Through the Unite For HER’s passport program, participants can choose the nutrition option to receive a six-week subscription to a weekly produce box. Each box is filled with seasonal, farm-fresh vegetables and a new FarmboxRx Living Magazine filled with tips, easy recipes, and activities for a healthy lifestyle.
“We are proud to partner with FarmboxRx to provide patients with fresh vegetables across the nation,” said Sue Weldon, Founder and CEO. “Our team of registered dietitians work to support patients at every stage, providing personal guidance, cooking classes, and a library of recipes and tips. Many patients are unable to access fresh vegetables in their communities, and this partnership enables us to safely deliver nourishing vegetables directly to their homes.”
For 12 years, Unite For HER has provided integrative therapies and resources to those affected by breast and ovarian cancers.The organization provides $2000 worth of integrative therapies, services, comprehensive education, and tools through the Unite for HER Wellness Program. Resources for topics including nutrition, acupuncture, massage, yoga, and cancer are just some of the ways Unite For HER help heal the body, mind, and souls of their participants. By teaming up with FarmboxRx, participants nationwide can have nutritious vegetables delivered straight to their doorstep to help empower their recovery journey.
FarmboxRx is working to revolutionize the future of preventative care by delivering Food as Medicine all across the U.S. By teaming up with insurance initiatives and non-profit organizations, FarmboxRx offers members affordable and easy access to fresh produce, meat & plant-based protein sources, and dry pantry essentials delivered to their homes. As the first-of-its-kind nutrition solution, FarmboxRx is a total wellness platform that aims to improve health outcomes and literacy through innovative food delivery programs providing access to exclusive nutrition education and content. Curated fruit and vegetable boxes are tailored to the management of chronic illnesses and conditions, and delivered to members’ homes nationwide. Alongside the healthy foods, each box comes with access to their total wellness platform that includes recipe inspiration, meal prepping guides, tips from experts, and mental health exercises that give individuals the tools and information to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
“Teaming up with Unite For HER is the perfect example of how two organizations with similar missions and shared values can join forces to positively impact more lives. In alignment with our Food as Medicine mission, we are proud to improve the accessibility to healthy food and nutrition education as part of Unite for HER’s passport program” said Ashley Tyrner, Founder & CEO of FarmboxRx.
About Unite For HER
When Unite for HER founder Sue Weldon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she began searching for information on therapies that would complement the medical treatments she was receiving. What she discovered was a lack of easily accessible resources on topics like nutrition, acupuncture, massage, yoga, counseling and other ways for breast cancer patients to enhance their wellness and care for their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs.
In 2009 Weldon founded Unite for HER to provide integrative therapies and services to those affected by breast cancer. Since founding Unite for HER has supported more than 10,000 breast and ovarian cancer patients nationwide. To learn more, visit www.uniteforher.org.
Since 2019 FarmboxRx has been disrupting the healthcare world. As an extension of the Farmbox Direct mission, FarmboxRx delivers Food as Medicine to America’s most at-risk populations through Medicaid and Medicare programs. FarmboxRx is a first-of-its-kind social determinants of health (SDoH) program that makes healthy eating possible for at-risk populations, free-of-charge, through health insurance initiatives. FarmboxRx was launched to combat barriers to members’ most prominent health-related social need – food; and make healthy eating accessible to all. FarmboxRx is now partnered with 50+ national healthcare plans and is expected to grow significantly over the next few years. www.farmboxrx.com