Hunger is a tragic side effect of the coronavirus.
According to Feeding America, one in seven adults in North Carolina struggles with hunger. One in five children doesn't know where they will get their next meal. The YMCA of the Triangle is committed to changing those odds.
In fact, the Y has provided more than one million meals since September 2020.
Select YMCA facilities serve as regional food hubs for meal distribution for families in Wake County. Through a partnership with Wake County, the Y will provide one to two weeks' worth of shelf-stable and fresh food through December 2021.
Families can visit any of our locations and receive food at no cost.
Volunteers are needed at each of our hub locations. Children 12 and younger may participate when accompanied by an adult volunteer.
Distribution Locations & Dates
Impact of the Regional Food Hubs
The YMCA of the Triangle provided more than one million meals to families in Garner, Knightdale and Southeast Raleigh through the Regional Food Hubs. Meals have included shelf-stable items, produce, ground beef, chicken, frozen casseroles, turkeys for Thanksgiving and hams for Christmas.
Food has been distributed at our YMCAs and has been delivered to families who do not have transportation. YMCA volunteers have contributed more than hundreds of volunteer hours to help make this happen.