In March 2020, schools and other businesses across Centre County closed their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a matter of days, YMCA of Centre County’s Anti-Hunger Program gathered the resources necessary to begin distributing food to community members in need. Since then, the program has distributed more than 7 million pounds of food and now hosts 21 large-scale food distributions every month.
In addition, the Y provides free food for school-age children through the Summer Lunch and Backpack Programs and has two mobile feeding vehicles that travel throughout the county to distribute food.
Visit www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org/programs/youth-development/feeding-our-children/ to learn more.