YMCA of Central Ohio

YMCA Summer Food Program

1 in 4 central Ohio children don’t know where their next meal will come from. Last summer, the YMCA of Central Ohio provided 25,782 breakfasts, 75,373 lunches and 6,483 snacks through 16 sites in impoverished communities where children struggle to find food while away from school.

Now in it’s fourth year, the YMCA will expand it’s reach, adding a mobile van traveling to two new sites at a Metro Park just outside the Grove City area and a near West Side apartment complex. Funding for the food is sponsored by Columbus Recreation and Parks. Funding for recreational activities and staff is funded through the Walmart Foundation. 

Open feeding sites attract in excess of 250 children per day who are hungry, but also benefit from the one hour of physical activity provided.