Know Your Resources: Food Costs and Access

Not having enough money for food or experiencing challenges getting food easily is a common problem after a cancer diagnosis. Iris Oncology is here to support you to cope with your cancer experience which can include challenges with accessing food as well as with other essential resources of daily living.

Food Related Resources

The following is a list of local and national resources to help you access food urgently. The Iris care team can talk more about these services with you:

  • Call or text “211,” and say you’d like help with, “Food Programs and Benefits.” Click here.

  • Visit Feeding America’s website and enter your state and zip code to find the closest foodbank to you. Click here.

  • Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-348-6479 or text the word “Food” to 914-342-7744. Click here.

  • Visit Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition and enter your diagnosis and zip code for local resources including options for food. Click here.