During the Coronavirus Emergency, there will be changes to assure Meal Sites for children in the community will be safe. Per Federal Guidelines, a child must be present to receive a meal, however, requirements that the meals have to be consumed onsite have been waived. These sites will operate curbside so that people will not have to leave their vehicles.
Food is in when school is out!
During the school year, more than 16.9 million children receive free and reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, only 2.3 million, or about 12 percent, of these young people have access to free meals over the summer break. The Y's Summer Food Program is designed to fill this summertime gap – ensuring that all children receive the nutritious meals they need to thrive.
The YMCA of Superior California announced today that three Meal Sites for children in the Sacramento community will begin service the week of June 22. Lunches for children will be available for pick-up at these meal sites from 12 – 12:30 pm and snacks 3 – 3:0 pm Monday through Friday. Per Federal Guidelines, a child must be present to receive a meal, however, requirements that the meals have to be consumed onsite have been waved. These sites will operate curbside so that people will not have to leave their vehicles.
“The YMCA is continuing our mission to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, even during these critical times” says Sharna Braucks, President & CEO, YMCA of Superior California.” Making sure kids continue to have free nutritious meals available during this crisis is another way the YMCA can continue to be of service for our community.”
Each summer, the YMCA of Superior California serves more than 500 free lunches a day to youth at partner locations throughout our community, through our Summer Food Program.
YMCA Meal Sites:
3600 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818
Service begins June 22 and ends September 30, 2020. We will serve lunch 12 -12:30 pm and snack 3 – 3:30 pm.
3301 35th Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95824
Service begins March 23 and ends on September 30, 2020. Lunch will be served 10-12pm Monday – Friday
7851 35th Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95824
Service began April 6 and ends September 30, 2020. Lunch is served Monday - Friday 12 noon – 1:00 pm.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Nora Shigemoto, Program Director