Fanta's Food Train is on hold for the time being
The information below is still true, but Fanta has asked that we hold off on donations for the moment. While she is still able to cook, she wants to cook her African foods so that she can pass them on to her children as part of their heritage. Wow!! What strength. (Since they are cooking and still shopping for other things, ShopRite or COSTCO gift cards are appreciated! )
As you may know, Fanta has been battling metastatic breast cancer for years now and has just gone through several months of chemotherapy. She is now finishing up radiation. This has taken a big toll on her energy level. Preparing meals is presently not a priority for her. As a community, the best way we can support this loving family is to provide a daily meal. Bintou, Lossenie, Blessing, and Caroline are very helpful and supportive of their mom. Fanta is still the strong, independent person that we all know and love. Most of all, Fanta is to be admired for her unwavering faith throughout this diagnosis.
The family does not eat any pork including bacon and sausage, however, these can be made out of turkey. Beef (as in stew or hamburger meat) and all types of chicken/turkey are enjoyed. Broccoli is a favorite vegetable. Spicy foods are fine along with soups. Please remember that the children are now all teenagers and have appetites to match!
You can help
A Give In Kind website has been established to make this food train work. Go to https://giveinkind.com/inkinds/P4Q4O3G/supporting-fanta-and-children
On that website you will find ways that you can provide a meal. You can make a meal, order a take-out from a restaurant, or provide a gift card. Holly Warnowicz and Susan Kane have offered to do delivery for you, and the information about securing their help, as well as other information, is on the website - you have to click on the buttons!
"Food Pick Up Time" gives you a pop-up window with information about how and where to deliver food or arrange to have it delivered for you.
"Anyone with a Smoker" gives you information about smoked meats, as well.
Scrolling down or using the "From Calendar" button gets you to a calendar. You can see the dates from now on and the option to "Claim" a day. The days that are claimed show what the donor is bringing. If you click the "Claim" you will be prompted to join or login. You can login with Facebook or Google or you can join by giving an email and password. Once you are in, you will be able to type in what you will bring on that day, that you'll bring something but you don't know what yet, or that you will order from a local restaurant. You can also add a personal note to Fanta (she will get these notes!). After you do that, you will get the information about Fanta's address and the option to add it to your calendar. You will also get a confirmation email.
This isn't rocket science! You can do it :). We are family.
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