Best Summer Ever

The Y Feeds Kids: Summer Food Program

Generously sponsored by Walmart

One in six children in the U.S. don’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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BEST SUMMER EVER RECIPES

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. 

 

 

 

 

More kid-friendly recipes coming soon! 

 


 

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

Enter your city, state, or zip code to locate a participating open site for the summer food program in your community.

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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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