Our Mission

We bring holistic food and nutrition to underprivileged children fighting cancer

This makes Cuddles Foundation the only non-profit organisation providing this service in the country.

Our vision is to give every child fighting cancer a chance to survive it. We’re a child centric organisation - which means - if faced with a decision between budgets and the survival of a child, we choose the latter, always. We work through partnerships with government and charitable hospitals that treat underprivileged children for cancer (of whom 80% are malnourished when brought in).
Our nutritionists, trained specifically for paediatric cancer nutrition, are placed in government hospitals and monitor the child’s progress, create diet plans and nutritional charts, counsel their parents and educate them in home-based nutrition. We provide children undergoing treatment with food, hot meals, nutritional supplements and ration baskets as per their requirements so that the kids have the strength to fight their cancer. An impact study at India’s largest cancer hospital, Tata Memorial Centre, found that the treatment dropout rates among children reduced by 86% after planned nutrition became a part of their treatment. Food Heals.
Partner Hospitals

21

Cities in India

13

We work with

35,000 children across Tata Memorial Centre, AIIMS etc.

We measure the impact we're making

In 2017, with the help of individual donors, volunteers and the Cuddles Advisory Board, we were able to develop an App that would standardise our delivery of nutritional support across all the hospitals we work. The Cuddles FoodHeals App is the first of its kind platform that helps automate mathematical functions for a nutritionist - like calculating the grade of malnourishment, BMI, calorie deficiency, etc. The App also aids her in counselling, diet planning and mapping progress of the child through the course of the treatment.

We’re accountable to our beneficiaries and donors

We’ve consistently strived to meet the highest benchmarks in accountability and transparency. You can view our Annual Reports, below.

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In the spotlight

Cuddles received the President’s Award for National Child Welfare for 2015-16

Get to Know Us

Learn more about the Cuddles team,
the founder, and the board.

Gifting Heals

100% of the profits directly fund
nutrition and help us grow.

Join Our Team

We’re on a mission to solve
the malnutrition epidemic.