Hunger is a tragic side effect of the coronavirus. The YMCA of the Triangle is committed to changing hunger in our communities.
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 June 2022.
The YMCA has provided more than one million meals since September 2020.
Anyone 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
Dates begin in January and times are as listed or until food runs out.
The Poole Family YMCA, 2110 Aversboro Rd., Garner, first and third Tuesdays, 5 - 7 p.m.
The YMCA at Knightdale Station, 484 Knightdale Station Run, Knightdale, first and third Thursdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
The Southeast Raleigh YMCA, 1436 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, first and third Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. January 2022 dates are Jan. 8 and 22, second and fourth Saturday.
For more information about the program, contact Brittany Hall.
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.