Food Allergy Dad Raises Funds for Childrens National Medical Center

 

I’m so excited to support Food Allergy Dad, Mike Monroe, in his 3k Burpee Challenge. Mike always does amazing athletic challenges to raise funds for food allergies.  On Jan 25th, he will complete 3000 “Burpees” in 12 hours or less to raise funds for food allergy research at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC)! His goal is to raise $50K.  

-Why I support CNMC: We all know the feeling of being in the hospital and there is nothing safe to eat for a person with celiac or food allergies. Well, CNMC actually feeds you safely in-patient and in the cafeteria with our meals! They truly “walk the walk and talk the talk” and they showed it via the action they took 6 years ago when they put One Dish Cuisine’s food in place to meet the needs of the Celiac & Food Allergy Community! I am all about people and organizations who take action…and don’t just give lip service. Words without action are just words and don’t change anything. Actions bring change.

What is a “burpee”? If you are not a fitness enthusiast; you might be wondering.  We have provided a link below so you can see them performed by Mike.  Doing 3,000 of them is quite a challenge!  I always say, stop complaining and do something positive to fight your food allergy, celiac disease or autism.  Mike is a shining example of that.  If you don’t have the time to do actually go out and do something yourself, please consider supporting someone who is able to make the time and effort and raise funds for an important cause.

The link below is a video of Mike talking about this fundraiser and showing you what a burpee is.  click here

He has raised $21k so far! I hope you will consider a donation; click here.

To follow on Mike’s Facebook Page; click here

Visit CNMC’s Donor Drive today!

 

 

ODC Is Expanding It’s Reach Again….

As many of you know we have been supplying meals to several local hospitals for the past four years. Currently our meals are served at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC (in-patient & cafeteria), Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD (in patient) and Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, MD (in patient).  We are pleased to announce that we will be adding cafeteria meals at Anne Arundel Medical Center!

We will be putting in a stand alone freezer with our frozen meals, desserts, muffins, etc. Meals will be located in the South Port Cafeteria and the freezer is a good size; see photo at bottom. You can pop in and grab an item and take it home or you can heat it and eat it there in the cafeteria! AAMC has a microwave, and will provide wipes to clean it out and paper towels to cover your entrees with. At this time they will not be providing a dedicated microwave. I urge you to make sure the microwave is clean prior to using it. If our products are as well received as they are for in-patient meals; they will consider a dedicated microwave and table.

We plan to stock items from our Blue Menu and Green Menu and will also include desserts and muffins.  (Note: pizzas are not meant to be microwaved, but you could if you wanted to.)

Urgent: If anyone has a pick up truck that we can borrow to transport our freezer to AAMC, please contact Maureen at the cafe at 443-759-6344. Once we transport the freezer, we should be up in running within a few days.  (ETA: within 30 days) Photo below is of the freezer we will be putting in, so there is a lot of room to stock stuff for you!  (We will have some more good news to follow, so stay tuned)

Freezer to AAMC