YMCA of Metro Atlanta Hunger Relief
In the last week alone, the YMCA has provided:
- 3,500 snacks and dinner at various Y locations to children under 18 years of age
- Last Thursday, the Atlanta Community Food Bank delivered 19,000 pounds of food to the Villages of Carver Y where a team of more than 20 staff and volunteers sorted and packed 655 backpacks (enough to feed a family of four) for families at 7 different Y locations
- McCleskey-East Cobb Y and Northeast Cobb Y packed 690 backpacks supporting Marietta City School students, families with the Little School and residents throughout west Cobb
- Partnered with Westside Future Fund and provided 125 backpacks to seniors living in Vine City and English Avenue
- 400 grab-and-go meals were served from four of the Y’s Early Learning Centers (Chattahoochee, Dean Rusk, Morgan County, Greene County)
In the coming weeks, the Y will continue to serve as a community hub working with Atlanta Community Food Bank to provide mobile food pantry events where more than 10,000 pounds of food will be delivered and distributed from at least 5 branches on a monthly basis. Additionally, the Y will continue to provide childcare at 13 of its locations across metro Atlanta for first responders, hospital employees, police department staff and other frontline workers.
YMCA of Metro Atlanta President and CEO, Lauren Koontz, says: “Our childcare program is open to the brave individuals who are working to meet the needs of the community, including medical professionals, law enforcement, grocery workers, and others who cannot work from home at this time. In many ways this is our moment to truly deliver on our promise of service to those who turn to us for community and to those who turn to us for survival.”
Childcare is available Monday through Friday from 5:30 am to 8 pm. at various locations. Limited space is available. Those interested in enrolling their child can visit spiritonline.ymcaatlanta.org to login or register. Once a location has reached capacity, the registration system will indicate that it is full.