Best Summer Ever

The Y Feeds Kids: Summer Food Program

Generously sponsored by Walmart

One in six children in the U.S. doesn't know where their next meal is coming from.

The summer is a particularly vulnerable time for kids who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year. At the Y, we know that children who receive daily nutrition are set up to succeed. That’s why we’re helping kids reach their full potential by providing free access to healthy snacks and meals when school’s out for summer. See the impact: #TheYFeedsKids


Find a food program open site in your community! 



Child Hunger by the Numbers: Download this infographic 

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Helping kids be involved in the kitchen is a great way to promote development (motor skills, cognition and confidence) while encouraging healthy eating habits. Check out these nutritious, child-friendly recipes that are easy to make (with adult supervision) and delicious to eat!


Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These delicious muffins have a hidden healthy secret—zucchini! Click here for the video and full recipe.





two tacos with roasted cauliflowers topped with salsa and cheese on a platter


Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

These yummy tacos are chock-full of flavor! Click here for the video and full recipe. 





Plate with two slices of french bread topped with roasted squash and leeks.


Roasted Veggies on Toast

How do you make toast more exciting? Top it off with delicious and fresh summer veggies! Click here for the video and full recipe. 





Plate with cornmeal crusted green beans and yellow, red, and green bell pepper strips.


Cornmeal Crusted Vegetables

Like fries, only healthier (and tastier!). Click here for the video and full recipe. 






Join Us at an Open Site This Summer!

Let's partner up to fuel your child's future through healthy meals, fun activities and new friends. Use the locator map below to find a summer food program open site in your community!

Join us at a participating Y

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Food Desert Challenge

More than 23 million Americans live in "food deserts", meaning they do not live near a grocery store with fresh food and healthy options are limited. Many survive on $5/day federal food assistance. Watch and learn more as Jonathan, Stacey and Neal take on the food desert challenge. 


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