YMCA Expanding Free Meal Sites For Kids During School Shutdowns


Sacramento, CA – The YMCA of Superior California announced today the expansion of Meal Sites for children in the Sacramento community and will begin serving lunches starting Monday, December 7, at the Sacramento Central YMCA. 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. During the Coronavirus emergency, the YMCA of Superior California has served over 90,000 meals to children.

“The YMCA’s commitment to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility has not wavered 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.”

Meals will be prepared by the Elk Grove Unified School District. The YMCA is in the process of adding more sites in partnership with the City of Sacramento.

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:

Sacramento Central YMCA
2021 W Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 1:00pm.

Congregation B’nai Israel
3600 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA  95818
Monday through Friday, Lunch 11:00am to 12:30pm and Snack 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

Elmo Slider Clubhouse
7815 35th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824
Monday through Friday, Noon to 1pm.

Maple Neighborhood Center
3301 37th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824
Monday through Friday, 10:00am to Noon.

For more information, visit: www.ymcasuperiorcal.org/meals.