The story begins with Bertha Famble, mother of our Founder: Gwendolyn Fox. Bertha Famble was diagnosed with Dementia in 2005. Mrs. Fox began to notice her mother having difficulties with using eating utensils. As time progressed, Mrs. Famble’s condition declined, as she began showing signs of difficulty in attempts to independently feed herself. Watching her mother’s regression, motivated Mrs. Fox to find a solution.
Eventually this led to establishing a non-profit organization in Richmond, VA called Finger Delicacy By Bertha, in 2015. Our founder hopes to share this long-term experience with those who have loved ones in the same situation. Finger Delicacy wants to raise awareness on, and help prevent malnutrition. Thereby, giving individuals and their Parents, grandparents, children, family members and friends a chance to regain their dignity as well as embrace the bite size meals that provide a healthier alternative.
The solution was to create a food alternative that would allow her mother along with others that show a decline in cognitive function (suffering from Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease) who may struggle with Eating disorders, or are currently fighting Cancer, as well as other apraxia conditions, to feed themselves without the use of eating utensils. Mrs. Fox then oriented the goal towards providing nutritious finger delicacies. Through this experience Mrs. Fox was able to see her loved one enjoying meals independently.
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® Finger Delicacy By Bertha
Produce nutritionally balanced meals in the form of bite sized products, targeting those who have been impacted by cognitive or physical declination and can no longer use cutlery.
To improve health outcomes and longevity of individuals with physical and mental healthcare needs.