October 7, 2022

Amid school closures for summer break, the Metropolitan YMCAs of MS is providing free meals to children ages 18 and under to ensure all children have access to healthy and nutritious foods.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), one in seven children in the U.S. is fighting hunger. When schools are closed for the summer break, these children are even more
at risk of food insecurity.

The Y is working to fill that gap. In partnership with the USDA, local churches and community leaders the YMCA will help keep children healthy and well-nourished by providing free meals for children 18 and under.

Families can stop by the Clinton Family YMCA at 400 Lindale Drive Clinton, MS 39056 to receive a free healthy lunch:

• Start date: May 31, 2022/End Date August 5, 2022
• 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Monday – Friday
• Program closed on Monday July 4, 2022

“During the summer months, families can count on the Y to provide healthy meals for the community,” says Jami Ferrell, Food Program Director, Metropolitan YMCAs of MS.

The Y’s Food Program is part of a year-round effort to address child hunger. Last year, The Metropolitan YMCAs of MS served over 102,000 meals and snacks to children and teens in the City of Jackson and surrounding areas.

Together, we can make sure every child is safe, healthy and fed.

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