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The Y Feeds Kids

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
July 20, 2018
Photo of youth eating healthy foods around a table

One in six children in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

The summer is a particularly vulnerable time for kids who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year, but for many, the needs continue year-round. 

At the Y, we know that children who receive daily nutrition are set up to succeed. That’s why we’re helping kids reach their full potential by providing free access to healthy snacks and meals when school’s out for summer, year-round after school, and even on weekends.

See our list below of food programs open to any youth in the community. 

Cleaver Family YMCA
Year-Round
Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. - Shelf-stable meals in partnership with Harvesters Kids Cafe

Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center
School Year 2018-19

Monday-Friday, 3-4 p.m. - Hot, fresh meals

Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center
Year-Round

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. - Shelf-stable meals in partnership with Harvesters Kids Cafe
Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m. - Breakfast

In addition, healthy meals and snacks are provided for youth registered in programs such as Early Education and Head Start, and Y Club before and after school.