Healthy nutrition is essential for anyone with cancer.
It helps to build strength, maintain weight, and fight infection. But some patients in our community lack the resources to buy the food they need to stay strong. In fact, 61% of cancer patients that participate in programs sponsored by MSK's Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities service (IHCD) don’t have the food they need.
The FOOD Program
The Food to Overcome Outcome Disparities (FOOD) Program at MSK helps provide nourishing food for patients who need it most. Since 2011, the FOOD Program has distributed more than 240,000 nourishing meals to more than 3,200 unique patients and their families. In 2018 alone, 54,000 meals were distributed.
But there’s still a need for more.
Access to nutritious food is still a source of concern for many financially vulnerable patients and their families. Let's work together to provide patients in need with healthy meals.
Help support the FOOD Program.
We are grateful for Whole Foods Market’s support of FOOD through their 5% Day this past October.
Support the MSK FOOD program
Funded towards a goal of $50,000