Healthy Community Kitchen, a Madison-based nonprofit startup, is trying to bring good food into the homes of those who need it most.

The company brings organic, custom-made meals to people recovering from an illness or medical operation, giving them much-needed support at a time when it might be very difficult to cook nourishing meals.

Its Healing Meals Program went live in Dane County in 2016, and was able to deliver around 3,500 meals in its pilot year. If all goes well, Executive Director Rachel Wilberding expects to serve over 5,000 meals in 2017.

Wilberding, a former nutrition and wellness educator, sees food a little differently than most.

“Food is powerful medicine,” she told “It’s more than just the number of calories you put into your body.” Read the full story here.