As part of its efforts to care for wounded service members and their families, the Semper Fi & America's Fund has partnered with Spoonful of Comfort to extend solace and thanks to our country’s heroes.
Spoonful of Comfort | June 30, 2020 | Link to Full Blog Post
Spoonful of Comfort is offering a sweet way to support our mission! 100% of proceeds from their “Whoopie Pie for Semper Fi” dessert add on will benefit The Semper Fi & America’s Fund. Throughout July, add a five-dollar whoopie pie treat (or two!) to any Spoonful of Comfort care package and the proceeds will go directly towards supporting our wounded, ill and injured Service Members.
“We began sending Spoonful of Comfort gifts to Service Members who were in the hospital for treatment or when they transitioned home to recover,” says Amanda Kelly, Semper Fi & America’s Fund, Internal Events and Sponsorship. “It’s something we can have delivered to a hospital or hotel, to the barracks or a home—sometimes it’s as much for the spouse and family as it is for the Service Member. By providing a meal, it’s one less thing the caregiver and the person recovering have to worry about.”
Spoonful of Comfort proved to be a great fit with the mission of Semper Fi & America’s Fund. “Our purpose is to care for a Service Member who is injured,” explains Kelly. And Spoonful of Comfort solves a real need. Recovering from surgery is physically demanding. As anyone who has been in the hospital knows, simple foods are what the body needs first. “Nutrition is a big consideration when we send Spoonful of Comfort,” says Kelly. “When providing for people who are high-risk, on medication, and recovering from sickness, solid nutrition goes a long way.”
The partnership between Semper Fi & America’s Fund and Spoonful of Comfort continues to strengthen. Kelly sums it up this way: “Together, we share a mission to let Service Members know they are not alone. That’s already the feeling baked into what Spoonful of Comfort does. It’s part of all our communications. I see a great partnership blooming with us.”