News — Week of July 8 – 15
   Remember, 50 ‘Chef Lucas Points’ for those that post a picture and make a comment on our new food social wall in July (see last week news for instructions). Points to be awarded last week of July.
News — Week of July 1 – 7

Happy 4th of July!

     All families (food members) just received 50 points in their account for their July meal-kit. Also, you will find a couple new sections in our website Meal-kit Info and Food Social Wall. I decided to create Meal-kit Info to give you important news and information regarding the meal-kit program (to include important info found in these emails) and a Food Social Wall.


     You can earn an additional 50 points in your account during the month of July if you post a photo (and description) on our new Food Social Wall! Please consider sharing something simple regarding the impact of our food program on your family as you persevere in the fight against childhood cancer. With your help, we can encourage many more families carrying the burden of childhood cancer to join us around the dinner table. 50 point bonus will be awarded at the end of July for any member originating a new post that includes a photo. Just select ‘Food Social Wall‘ in the green menu — select the ‘Add Media’ button and add your photo — Enter a description of your photo — and select the ‘Share Media’ button. That’s it! Lucas has created the first two posts to give you an idea.


News — Week of June 24 – 30
    Due to website issues last week, I have updated everyone’s point balance to at least 50 points in case you experienced any troubles (enough for an additional meal).  Also, you can expect an additional 50 points to be deposited on July 1st. I had found a glitch with the point system last week and spent several hours going down a rabbit hole trying to fix. After a long battle we ended up restoring the website back a few days on and made the ordering system easier (you will see slight change). Thankfully, we were able to fulfill all the orders we got. Bad news, a few of you that updated your profiles last week will need to do it again at your convenience (try to get the orange bar in your profile page to 90% or more). All families that do will get an additional 25 points next week.
    This weeks menu does not include Home Chef due to the holiday. Our Home Chef deliveries occur on Wednesdays and since July 4th falls on a Wed this year, they will not deliver on that day, unfortunately. Thus, Local Crate is only meal-kit provider available this week (note: Local Crate delivers to Minnesota and Illinois only). Give them a try if you can!
    After discussion with our partners, we decided to allow families to bank up to 150 points in your account. Thus, when dealing with challenging treatment schedules, you don’t have to worry about missing out on a meal and can look forward to quality family time around the dinner table when you get home.
    Once your account reaches 150 points, it will be use or lose. For example, if you have 150 points in your account and have not used, you will not get the 50 point credit on the first of the month. Your balance will remain at 150 — so use your points!

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At the beginning of each month, we will deposit 50 “Chef Lucas” points in the accounts of our pediatric cancer food members. Families use points to purchase meal-kits in the Chef Lucas Store free-of-charge during their child’s treatments. Menus will update every week on Saturdays and are due by Wednesday at 8 p.m each week. Items will show out of stock from Wed night until new menu is ready to go live (no later than Saturday noon). Families may redeem their points for meal-kits any week they wish. Members may bank up to 150 points in their accounts as a means to balance challenging treatment schedules. After that, the point system is use or lose.

Our purpose and joy is to ease the burden of our member families during their hour of need. Check back news tab to see new ways families may earn points for redeeming in the Chef Lucas store.  — Bon Appetit!

1. Proceed to the Chef Lucas Store.

2. Select the meal-kit you are interested in.

3. After viewing the menu link (via our partner’s website), come back to our store and select the menu item you wish to order. Please note the limitation of Local Crate’s delivery area is currently Minnesota and Illinois. All else must use Home Chef (available to all states).



6. If you completed your profile, billing details should be autofilled – if a red star item is not filled in, please fill in. You will not need to fill in with future orders.

7. PAY WITH CHEF LUCAS POINTS — select Pay with Chef Lucas Points. All meal-kits are priced at $50. 1 point = $1. If you have a point balance, 50 points will be deducted from your Chef Lucas points balance.


9. That’s it! — you will get an email confirmation of your order (give a few minutes and be sure to check your spam/junk folder in case it ends up there)


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at and we will be happy to help.

Coming soon!

Some times technology just doesn’t cooperate and gets a bit glitchy. If you did not get your points, or if you are finding things just aren’t working as they should in the store, please use our back up order form and we will place your order and deduct any points manually.