Pampered Chef and the American Cancer Society continue 22-year partnership by supporting the ACS Hope Lodge Program and inspiring mealtime wins

August 02, 2021

The American Cancer Society, a global organization leading the fight for a world without cancer, and Pampered Chef, the home cooking and mealtime solutions company, are teaming up to support the American Cancer Society and its Hope Lodge® Program, a free place to stay for cancer patients and their caregivers when their best hope for effective treatment may be far from home.

On behalf of all Pampered Chef party hosts in August, the brand will donate its Quick Cooker, a 16-in-1 pressure and slow cooker, to the American Cancer Society. Pampered Chef will gift 20,000 Quick Cookers through this campaign to help Hope Lodge patients and their families make mealtime easier as they get back to treatment this fall.

The donation effort coincides with Pampered Chef’s Right Over Campaign taking place throughout August and designed to simplify mealtime by inspiring home cooks with tips and tricks to champion and reinvent their leftovers during a busy season for families.

"We are grateful for Pampered Chef’s continuous efforts to help us lead in the fight against cancer. As we prepare to welcome guests back into our Hope Lodges, this opportunity provides a unique way to ensure our kitchens are fully equipped and ready to assist in taking any burden of preparing meals off our guests," said Peter Steele, VP of Regional Distinguished Partners at the American Cancer Society.

"We believe in the power of mealtime to build happier and richer lives, but we also understand that finding a mealtime win can be difficult, especially for those facing illness and challenges," said Terry Haley, Chief Marketing Officer at Pampered Chef. "In August, customers can turn a hosting experience with us into a mealtime win for others, supporting Hope Lodge patients and caregivers. Our Quick Cookers help simplify mealtime and champion planned leftovers, so patients can focus on their care and well-being."

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Cancer Society temporarily suspended the Hope Lodge program nationwide to protect immune-compromised cancer patient residents, volunteers, and staff. The Society is working towards reopening these facilities to guests after Q2 of 2021. Funds raised throughout the year by Pampered Chef as part of its Help Whip Cancer program will support the reopening of Hope Lodge facilities and continue to provide support for cancer patients traveling for treatment. To book a Pampered Chef fundraiser, visit pamperedchef.com/host-a-party.