For our patients who are hospitalized at the cardiac step-down unit (CSU), 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, CSU staff members serving on the Patient Family Advisory Council and parents serving on the Cardiac Family Advisory Council have created Feed the Heart, a volunteer based initiative designed to provide meals for cardiac patients and their families during hospital stays.
Contact Alison Mueller to learn more about Feed the Heart or to schedule a dinner or pantry drop-off.
Feed the Heart dinners will be held on second Tuesday of every month. Additionally, Friday dinners are hosted on the first and third Friday of each month. Please note that Feed the Heart Dinner dates are subject to change.
Feed the Heart pantry
The Feed the Heart Food Pantry is also available to families throughout their stay in the CSU. Please note that all food items must be store-bought, within expiration date, individually packaged and non-perishable.
Ways to help
The generosity of the community makes in incredible difference in the lives of our patients and families. You can support by:
- Making an online donation
- Mail a check to:
Feed the Heart
Attn: Dianne Hyman, Sibley Administration
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston hospital
1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322