We are not talking about the ridiculous temperatures in Scottsdale. We are talking about the number of cancer patients we have helped since we started this endeavor last October with one card for one patient at one clinic.  To date, The Froth and Bubble Foundation for Food Assistance has presented 385 grocery cards to over 100 cancer patients from 8 different treatment centers. 107 patients to be exact from 8 centers representing more than 30 locations from Gilbert and Mesa to Scottsdale and Phoenix, to Glendale, Surprise and Anthem.

Every month since March the Froth and Bubble Foundation has delivered over 1 year’s worth of groceries —over 52 weeks’ worth of food—to cancer patients in financial distress as they battle their cancers. For the month of June, we delivered 74 grocery cards.

Thank you for your donations as we continue to buy grocery cards and deliver them where they are most needed.

We received two generous grants this past month. We would like to thank the very kind people at Kind World Foundation…where would you expect to find kinder people than Kind World?

 We would also like to thank the people at Albertsons Companies Foundation. Here in Arizona we have patients who request their grocery cards from Albertsons and Safeway.  The cards are interchangeable in Arizona. You will see a photo of just how generous they were as we are able to buy 20 grocery cards with their contribution. In addition to buying cards for regularly scheduled patients, we were able to distribute additional cards to various patients as a special July 4th Holiday card, courtesy of Albertsons and Safeway.

For some reason, June was an even more difficult month for The Froth and Bubble Foundation patients.  Several cards were returned to us unused.  Sometimes, a patient will discontinue treatments and doctors’ care. Sometimes, a patient is forced to move away to receive support and care from family members in another area. Sometimes, they simply do not survive. There were four patients for whom we had purchased or distributed cards who failed to utilize their full allotment of cards. In most instances, the cards were returned, and we used them for the next round of patients. In one instance, we understand the card was used for food for a service for the deceased. We really have never discussed what we should do in that instance. Since we want to be kind and courageous, we thought it was used appropriately.

For July the goal of the Froth and Bubble Foundation is to distribute 104 cards.  That is equal to two years of groceries in one month.  I don’t want to add pressure to life, but I am quite hopeful I will write to you next month, we have met that goal. There are five Mondays in the month, plus extra cards given out for July 4th.   Stay tuned!!!