Fox Chase Cancer Center Staff Receive Food, Other Donations During COVID-19 Fight

PHILADELPHIA (May 4, 2020)—As COVID-19 continues to put a strain on hospitals, numerous restaurants, companies, and individuals have stepped up to donate food and other items to health care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Fox Chase Cancer Center has received multiple donations from the community as staff continue to go above and beyond in caring for patients.

“We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support our faculty and staff have received from so many in our community during this time of crisis,” said Richard I. Fisher, MD, president and CEO of Fox Chase. “In particular, the many food donations and encouraging messages from local businesses have provided a tangible reminder that we are all coping together. We are grateful for this generosity, which inspires us to continue the difficult work of caring for patients facing cancer in these uncertain times.”

As of May 4, the following individuals and organizations have generously donated items to Fox Chase during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • 1-900-ICE-CREAM: Ice Cream
  • B&T Catering: Cookies
  • Campbell Soup Company: Prepackaged Sweet and Savory Snacks
  • Chick-fil-A/Open Door Baptist Church of Mayfair: Lunch
  • ChocOHlat: Homemade Chocolates
  • Eastern Standard Provisions Co.: Soft Pretzels
  • Danish Baker: Doughnuts
  • Domino’s Pizza: Pizza
  • Dunkin Brands: Coffee and Munchkins
  • Eckroth Insurance Group: Tomato Pies and Hoagies
  • Farm & Oven: Healthy Packaged Snacks
  • Frontline Response Foundation: Soft Pretzels and Snacks
  • Herr Foods: Potato Chips
  • The Hershey Company: Candy Assortment
  • Insomnia Cookies: Cookies
  • Jersey Mike’s: Hoagies
  • Lee’s Hoagies: Hoagies
  • Little Caesars: Pizza
  • Mueller’s Chocolates: Assorted Chocolates
  • Olive Garden: Lunch
  • Philly Bread: Muffins and Bread
  • Sam’s Italian Market: Cupcakes
  • Scholl Wellness Co.: Gel Insoles
  • SkinIntegra: Hand Treatment Cream
  • Subway: Hoagies
  • Tastykake (Flowers Foods): Tastykake Treats
  • Tony Roni’s: Pizza                                                            
  • Utz Quality Foods: Chips and Pretzels

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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