Our vision is to educate the Nashville community about proper nutrition, healthy meal options, and provide nutrient-rich meals to patients fighting cancer during a time when eating right can make all the difference.
The Heimerdinger Foundation provides and delivers organic, nutrient-dense meals and nutrition education free of charge to people facing cancer through its signature Meals 4 Health and Healing program. Every week, we serve approximately 500 nutrient-dense servings to over 60 cancer patients and their caregivers so that those going through cancer treatment can focus on healing. Our meals, based on a plant-forward menu, are immune boosting and anti-inflammatory. Our clients share with us that this gift of food is a critical source to their healing and that the nutrition education we provide inspires a transformational journey in how they learn to nourish themselves. Food is medicine and is a source of comfort and connection as well.
Along with this mission is the priority of youth development. As we engage teen volunteers in joining our Meals 4 Health and Healing team, we provide nutrition education, cooking skills, knowledge around meal preparation, leadership skills, and the importance of giving back to the community.
Our Core Beliefs
Caring Community– We treat all people with love, respect, and compassion.
Nourishment– We provide tangible support that offers hope and nourishes the mind and body of those facing cancer.
Leadership– We embrace the philosophy that food is medicine by educating about the healing properties of nutritious meals and the power of a sustainable food system.
Transformation– We impact the minds of the future generation by providing joyful learning experiences that promote health, giving back to others, and lifelong skills.