For our patients who are hospitalized on our cardiac units, the wait time for treatment and/or a transplant can be days, weeks or even months. For families, staying at the hospital with a loved one can often mean periods of stress, financial worry and concern for the entire family.
To meet the needs of our patients and their families, cardiac staff members and parents serving on the Cardiac Family Advisory Council created Feed the Heart, a volunteer based initiative designed to provide meals, snacks and drinks for cardiac patients and their families during hospital stays.
Feed the Heart provides dinner once a week to our cardiac families staying on our cardiac units and meals are distributed from the conference room in the cardiac stepdown unit (CSU).
Feed the Heart pantry
The Feed the Heart Food Pantry is also available to families throughout their stay on our cardiac units. The pantry provides drinks, snacks and non-perishable food items that families can access throughout the day. Please note that all food items must be store-bought, within expiration date, individually packaged and non-perishable.
Ways to help
Since its inception in 2015, the Feed the Heart program has served meals to more than 5,000 people. Because of Feed the Heart, families do not have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their child.
The generosity of the community makes an incredible difference in the lives of our patients and families. You can support us by:
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Feed the Heart or to schedule a dinner or pantry drop-off
- Making an online donation
- Mail a check to:
Feed the Heart
Attn: Tracey Griffin, Sibley Administration
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston hospital
1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322