Free Farmers Market for Cancer Patients at Intermountain Medical Center Helps Patients During Their Fight Against Cancer

When you’re fighting cancer, everything can be challenging – including cooking dinner and shopping. With that in mind, Intermountain Medical Center has started a free mobile farmers market for cancer patients and their loved one — titled “The Green Urban Lunchbox” – to share fresh fruits and vegetables with patients who battling cancer.
The free farmers market will be In the Intermountain Medical Center Cancer Center (Building #3) this Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until the bins are empty. In addition, registered dietitians from the hospital will be on hand to share nutrition tips, education, and seasonal recipes to enhance patients’ healing journey.
 
The first session of the farmers market started last Thursday.
 
“We had an amazing turnout with patients and their loved ones filling bags before we set everything out,” said Elisa Soulier, Intermountain Medical Center’s oncology LiVe Well program manager. “We distributed more than 404 pounds of produce — which would normally cost $1,030 — for free to our patients in the course of two hours. The gratitude expressed by those who filled their bags was overwhelming. Everyone said how hard it is to get to the store when they’re spending hours getting treatments, and they said how expensive it can get to buy fresh produce. Good nutrition is fundamental to their cancer care, so we’re so happy we could support their healing through this effort.”
 
News media are invited to cover Thursday’s free farmers market.
 
WHEN:
1:30 pm, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
 
WHERE: 
Intermountain Medical Center Cancer Center – Bldg. #3
5121 South Cottonwood Street, Murray