Federal Food Program

Federal Food Program

The Y is committed to building a healthier future for our nation’s children.

The Y provides a year-round Food Program for the youth in our community.

1 in 6 children in the United Sates doesn’t know where his or her next meal is coming from. As a leading non-profit for strengthen community by influencing the trajectory of kids’ lives, the Y’s job is, in part, to ensure millions of youth receive the meals they need to be healthy, active, and well-nourished.
The At-Rick Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) offers Federal funding to Afterschool Programs that serve a meal or snack to children in low-income areas.

Summer Feeding Program

  • 2 million kids in America struggle with hunger
  • 21 million kids rely on free and reduced-price school lunches during the school.
  • 6 out of 7 eligible kids do not get summer meals
  • Summer Feeding Program helps close this gap.

HEPA Compliance: The Y is committed to building a healthier future for our nation’s children. The Y’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards support healthy choices and environments, laying the foundation for a positive youth development journey.

Current Food Distribution Schedules and Locations

Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) Fax: 202-690-7442

(3) E-mail: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Free Meals for Children

“Grab-and-Go” Meals Available

We know that many families rely on the meals served at school. During this time of school closures, the Y is offering free healthy meals to ALL CHILDREN under 18 in our community at both of our branches.

Grab-and-Go meals are now available!

Uptown Whittier YMCA Family Center: 12510 Hadley St. Whittier, CA 90601

To help mitigate the risk of exposure we have condensed our service times at our Uptown branch.

M-F Service time is 12-1:30 PM. Each pick-up will include 2 breakfast meals and 2 lunch meals.

Weekend Meal Kits are now available and can be picked up during the Friday service time. On Friday children will receive 3 breakfast meals and 3 lunch meals.

East Whittier YMCA Family Center: 15740 Starbuck St. Whittier, CA 90603

To help mitigate the risk of exposure we have condensed our service times at our East Whittier branch.

M-F Service time is 9-11:00 AM. Each]pick-up will include 2 breakfast meals and 2 lunch meals.

Weekend Meal Kits are now available and can be picked up during the Friday service time. On Friday children will receive 3 breakfast meals and 3 lunch meals.

Childcare Available: Click here

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