Ann Arbor YMCA Begins Grant-Funded Summer Food Distribution Program for Youth

July 28, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich.

The Ann Arbor YMCA, in collaboration with Ypsilanti Community Schools, is providing free lunches for Y day campers in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Township; as well as offering free weekend “snack packs” for participants in YMCA youth programs and those of its community partners.

Lunch and weekend snack packs differ in what they offer week to week, but lunches often feature a sandwich, vegetable, fruits, and a small snack. Each snack pack includes 6 snacks, as well as a YMCA activity task card and healthy eating tips.

Ann Arbor YMCA President & CEO Toni Kayumi said, “Thanks to a Diversity-Inclusion-Global Hunger Relief Grant from Y-USA, this summer we are providing youth in our Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Township Summer Day Camps, Ypsilanti and Glacier Hills YMCA Child Development Centers, and Y on the Fly programs, as well as kids at some of our collaborative partners’ sites, with free Weekend Snack Packs. There are families in Washtenaw County who are struggling financially, and we want to help prevent children in our community from going hungry.”

This week, free weekend snack packs will be distributed on Friday, July 30 to the Y’s community partners at Forrest Knoll Apartments, McKinley Apartments and Food Gatherers’ mobile sites.

Those wishing to have up-to-date information regarding distribution times can contact Ann Arbor YMCA Anti-Hunger Initiatives Director Jackie Whitus at jwhitus@annarborymca.org.