Zip codes are short distances to large gaps in health and hunger - especially during the pandemic.
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 and helping provide food security for all of our neighbors.
Today, 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 throughout the rest of the year.
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
The Poole Family YMCA, 2110 Aversboro Rd., Garner
First & third Tuesday evening of the month, 5 - 7 p.m.
• February 2 & 16
• March 2 & 16
The YMCA at Knightdale Station, 484 Knightdale Station Run, Knightdale
First & third Thursday evening of the month, 5 - 6 p.m.
• February 4 & 18
• March 4 & 18
The Southeast Raleigh YMCA, 1436 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh
Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. - noon
• February 6 & 20
• March 6
Impact of the Regional Food Hubs
Since September 2020, the YMCA of the Triangle provided more than 163,500 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 700 volunteer hours to help make this happen.
Delivering Good: YMCA Mobile Services
In March, when the pandemic initially forced the suspension of normal YMCA operations, YMCA staff began collaborations with local agencies to help with food distribution in a variety of ways. That’s why the YMCA launched Delivering Good – YMCA Mobile Services to ensure that food and critical supplies were accessible to all populations regardless of their health or their ability to pay. Learn more.