ABOUT YMCA FOOD PROGRAM
Family YMCA of Greater Augusta is on a mission to ensure no child goes hungry. The program combats child hunger by providing free meals and snacks to anyone under 18. The need is even greater this year due to camp and childcare closures related to COVID-19.
“Hunger has a lasting impact on the development of children,” says Danny McConnell, President/CEO of the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta. “Giving kids access to nutrition-filled meals allows kids to focus, learn and become empowered to reach their full potential. The Y’s Summer Food Program helps make sure kids can enjoy healthy and delicious meals and snacks all summer long.”
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Volunteering with our Food Program is a rewarding experience and an excellent opportunity to help families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers will help us package Grab and Go meals, snack bags and grocery boxes for delivery throughout the CSRA and Y branch locations. Volunteers report to our Team Headquarters Office at 1058 Claussen Road, Suite 100, Augusta, GA 30907.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. YMCA membership is not required.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Family YMCA is currently providing grab-and-go meals at Y locations across the CSRA. Anyone in need can stop by a branch and pick-up a grab-and-go bag with a meal and snack.
YMCA Providing Snacks, Halloween Activities For Children
Augusta, GA, October 16, 2020
Family YMCA of Greater Augusta will be providing free Trick or Treat bags to any child under 18 through October 31, 2020. The bags will include 7 days of snacks and Halloween coloring sheets
In addition to providing Trick or Treat bags, the Y will also have grab-and-go meals available at YMCA trunk or treat events. Event information can be found on the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta’s Facebook page. Meals will be available:
- October 17 at Aiken County Family YMCA
- October 24 at the Steiner Branch Family YMCA, Burke County Family YMCA, Barnwell County Family YMCA and North Augusta Family YMCA
- October 30 at Wilson Family YMCA and Augusta South Family YMCA
- October 31 at Thomson Family YMCA and North Jefferson Family YMCA.
The Y’s Food Program is part of a year-round effort to address child hunger. They have provided grab-and-go meals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic at all area branches. By the end of 2020, the Y will have served more than 750,000 meals and snacks to kids and teens across the CSRA.
Trick or Treat bags can be picked up at any area YMCA beginning Monday, October 19. Addresses can be found on the Y’s website at www.TheFamilyY.org.
More free meal opportunities for kids will be posted on the Y’s website over the next few months.