Somerville YMCA Food Security Project

May 8, 2020

FOOD SECURITY PROJECT

SOMERVILLE YMCA: Together, we can take a bite out of hunger

 

GIVE HELP:

Support the Community Food Bank of NJ

Somerville YMCA and the Community Food Bank of NJ are distributing emergency food boxes. These free boxes contain five days of shelf-stable food items for one person and fresh fruit and vegetables when available. At pickup, please wear gloves and a face mask or cloth that covers your nose and mouth. PLEASE NOTE: Boxes are first come, first served. To volunteer, please contact Kate Russo.

  • WHAT: Five days of shelf-stable food for one, Family packs available
  • WHEN: Fridays from 9:00AM – 2:00PM
  • PICK-UP LOCATION: Somerville YMCA, 2 Green Street, Somerville, NJ
  • CONTACT: Kate Russo,  krusso@gscymca.org 908-722-4567 x613

Support Somerset County Food Bank

Daily donations are needed to support Somerset County Food Bank

  • WHEN: EVERY DAY
  • WHERE: Drop off at designated bins at the Y

Lending Our Hands to Feeding Hands Pantry

Weekly donations are needed to support the Feeding Hands Pantry in Somerville

  • WHEN: TUESDAYS 7:00AM – 10:00AM
  • WHERE: Drop off at designated bins at the Y

School Backpack Food Donations

The School Back Pack Program allows children to make it through the weekend with food that they can prepare and enjoy

  • WHEN: EVERY DAY
  • WHERE: Drop off at designated bins at the Y

Feed The Free Little Pantry

Donations collected by Bridgewater YMCA/Somerville YMCA Branch Board member, Chris Hayevy, and delivered to the pantry

Emergency Food Box Donations

These boxes contain five days of shelf-stable food items for one person and fresh fruit and vegetables, when available

 

GET HELP:

FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY / DONACIÓN DE ALIMENTOS

EMERGENCY FOOD BOXES / DESPENSAS DE ALIMENTOS

Somerville YMCA and the Community Food Bank of NJ are distributing emergency food boxes. These FREE boxes contain five days of shelf-stable food items for one person and fresh fruit and vegetables when available. At pickup, please wear a face mask or cloth that covers your nose and mouth. Please note: Boxes are first come, first served.

Somerville YMCA y el Community FoodBank of NJ están distribuyendo cajas de alimentos de emergencia. Estas cajas son GRATIS y contienen alimentos para una persona por cinco días. Frutas y verduras frescas seran incluido cuando estén disponibles. Cuando vengan a recojer, por favor, usa una mascara facial que cubra su nariz y boca. Por favor noten: Las cajas son limitadas. Los primeros en llegar serán los beneficiados.

  • WHO / PARA QUIEN: Area Residents / Residentes locales
  • WHAT / QUE?: Five days of shelf-stable food for one, Family packs available / Cajas de alimentos para una persona por cinco dias. (Cajas para familias tambien estarán disponibles.)
  • WHEN / CUANDO: Call 908 722 4567 x602 for upcoming pick-up dates and times / Llame a 908 722 4567 x602 para saber las próximas fechas y horarios de recogida.
  • WHERE / DONE RECOJER: Somerville YMCA, 2 Green Street, Somerville NJ

For more information please contact Kate Russo at krusso@gscymca.org

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Mariana Velasco a marianaxvelasco@gmail.com

 

GET INVOLVED!

Whether it’s unpacking/packing food for a local pantry or dropping of needed donated items at the Y, any amount of time and effort truly makes a difference in fighting food insecurity in our communities.

Thank you for helping to ensure that our neighbors in need get critically needed food during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

LEARN MORE about when, where, and how you can help TODAY at gscymca.org/events

 

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