First, why are meals at a CURE hospital noteworthy?
Most hospitals in the developing world don’t provide meals for their patients. Instead, families are expected to provide for their loved ones needs, regardless of their means. At CURE, we do things differently. Our patients need a nutritious diet to help them before and after surgery, and we provide meals for our patients and their caregiver.
In this post in our Gift of Healing series, we’re talking about food, and I have a few interesting numbers to share with you.
That’s the number of meals CURE will serve to our patients and their caregivers in 2012.
That’s the cost to provide nutritious meals to our patients and their caregivers for one year.
$1 per meal
For those of you doing the accounting at home, that comes out to $1 per meal. $1 per meal is a pretty good bargain. There’s not much you can get for $1 these days, and to prove it, this week, I kept a list of all the things I could buy for $1.
- 2/3 of a soda at my favorite burrito joint
- a pack of gum
- 1/4 gallon of diesel in my VW Golf
- a personal-sized bag of chips
- 8 olives at the grocery store olive bar
You get the point. There’s not much you can buy for $1, so the fact that you can provide a nutritious meal to a CURE patient for $1 is pretty cool, especially when you think about how many things we buy throughout the week for far more than $1.
A Donor Challenge Fundraiser
A generous CURE family has a challenge to offer you. They’ve offered up a $300,000 match for Food in CURE hospitals. That means that right now, every $1 you give in support of Food for CURE patients and caregivers will be matched.
$20 will provide 40 meals. $50 will provide 100 meals. $100 dollars will provide 200 meals. You get the point. Your gift will be doubled, and you’ll join a community of people providing food and care to CURE patients.
2 meals for $1 – just another way you can be a part of healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God with CURE.