Free Food, Fitness & Nutrition

Free Food, Fitness & Nutrition programs for cancer patients

Free food, fitness, and nutrition programs to help you live your very best life after a cancer diagnosis. From nutritional supplements to yoga, these agencies are focused on your health and well being and offer many free programs to inspire healthier living. Please help us keep these listings up to date. Report any errors here.

Free Food Pack for Cancer Patients Cancer Nutrition Consortium

Cancer Nutrition Consortium

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

The Cancer Nutrition Consortium provides nutritional support for cancer patients through recipes, expert guidance and free nutritional Carepacks by mail for  anyone in the USA currently undergoing cancer treatments. Each Carepack contains 3 ready-to eat meals, 3 protein shakes, whey protein powder and a protein powder shaker. To request your Carepack, complete the form on the Cancer Nutrition Consortium website here.  To learn more about other program offerings, visit the main website: https://www.cancernutrition.org/.


Cook for Your Life Free Nutrition Education, Recipes and Videos for Cancer Patients and Families

Cook for Your Life

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

Cook for Your Life, a program of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, provides nutrition information, recipes, and how-to cooking videos to help cancer patients, families, and caregivers cook delicious and nutritious meals that promote wellbeing. All access is free. To get more information on this no-cost program and to view the recipes and videos, visit https://www.cookforyourlife.org/videos/.


Why Hunger

Why Hunger

Main URL: Visit
Email: why@whyhunger.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Why Hunger connects people to free, nutritious food. Nationwide database of community-based organizations and emergency food providers to get help now. Eligibility is based on financial need. Search for the provider near you using their online search tool located here https://networks.whyhunger.org/.


Warriors in Pink More Good Days

Warriors in Pink More Good Days

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

Current breast cancer patients can receive two free meal kits that will put food on the table quickly and easily. Meal kits are provided by Green Chef’s meal kit delivery service which sends fresh, organic ingredients and delicious, chef-crafted recipes right to your doorstep. For current program availability and to submit your application, visit http://www.warriorsinpink.ford.com/more-good-days-resources/more-good-meals.


Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 998-6325
Email: info@mealsonwheelsamerica.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Free meal delivery to the elderly and disabled. Eligibility for this free meal program is based on financial need. To locate the Meals on Wheels service provider in your area, visit https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/signup/aboutmealsonwheels/find-programs. Your local program may also have funds to help pay for your pet’s food, too. Ask about the Meals on Wheels Loves Pets program when you contact them.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 221-5689
Program Status: Open

Description:

SNAP, a service of the US Department of Agriculture, offers free help buying groceries for millions of individuals. Eligibility is based on financial need. You can call SNAP at (800) 221-5689 for assistance. Many states now allow you to apply online. Here are links to state websites that provide this online service https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/apply.


LiveStrong at the YMCA

LiveStrong at the YMCA

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

A free, twice-weekly 12-week program that provides cancer patients with cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, yoga, balance, and flexibility exercises by YMCA-certified instructors.  Open to all patients 18 and over. To find a program near you, search the LiveStrong YMCA program website here https://www.livestrong.org/ymca-search.


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2 Comments

  1. A few years ago, I was living with my gran and we were on the brink of bankruptcy. Thanks to one of my friends, I got to know about Meals on Wheels.
    I always make it a point to make a donation to them from my paycheck every 3 months.

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