ABOUT SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM
Family YMCA of Greater Augusta will provide free snacks and meals to any child under 18-years-old this summer through the Summer Food Service Program in partnership with Feeding America. The program combats child hunger by providing meals after schools close for the summer. 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.”
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. Meals will be provided at all sites listed on the form below showing the specified start and end times for meals.
During this pandemic, the Family YMCA will have non-congregate feeding for children in the form of grab-and-go meals available Monday – Friday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at all area Y locations for children in need. In addition, meals will be provided at sites throughout the Y region. Meal sites and start/end times for meals are listed at the button below, with more locations to be added.