Neighborly Collaboration Benefits Dialysis Patients

September 7, 2021

Since May, SVdP has delivered free, renal-diet-friendly foods monthly for 50+ patients, who have failing kidneys.

 

Berkley identified a need, and St. Vincent de Paul helped her and Fresenius Kidney Care find a solution for dialysis patients at the Fitchburg clinic.

“Many of our patients face barriers ranging from fatigue (12+ hours of treatment every week), transportation and physical mobility difficulties, limited diets, and most do not have jobs,” said Berkley. “St. Vincent de Paul is able to provide foods that support healthy kidneys and deliver it right to our patients at the clinic.”

 

“When Berkley reached out, we said, ‘Absolutely, let’s make this happen’,” said Chris Kane, SVdP Director of Client Services. “This is a great way to literally help our neighbors in need.”

“This has been awesome to see and very impactful,” added Berkley. “Hopefully, we can continue to learn our patients’ needs and also expand to our sister clinic in the future.”