The YMCA will offer a summer dining program

An important part of the YMCA’s mission is to develop young people and help those in need.

With these ideals in mind, the YMCA of Edwardsville launched the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This will provide free meals for children 18 and under.

Kids can enjoy a healthy, free lunch every day of the week during their summer vacation. The SFSP provides lunches not only to the 450 children attending the summer camp, but to all young people who come to the Meyer center during the specified period.

The Skate Center concession stand will be the program’s home base. Edwardsville YMCA staff members will prepare and serve lunches. Daily lunch menus are available on site; lunches must be taken at the YMCA.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this program to the Edwardsville YMCA community. Serving the youth of our community is at the heart of our mission. Our hope is to expand the program for years to come and provide meals to children across the region. We hope to have a positive impact in their lives not only through this program, but every time they visit the Y,” said Brandon Bell, CEO of the YMCA of Edwardsville.

The initial deployment will take place from May 31 to August 12. The program will be offered Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville YMCA Meyer Center located at 7348 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025.

If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact Brittney Fredbloom at [email protected]