YMCA Cape Cod Summer Food Program
for Cape Cod’s Kids
Did you know that one in five children in America doesn’t know where their next meal will come from? Even here on beautiful Cape Cod there are families working hard to make ends meet, but cannot. YMCA Cape Cod can help.
When summer break begins millions of kids across America find themselves without the National School Lunch Program to keep them full. But your child does not have to go hungry. Turn to the YMCA Cape Cod Summer Meals Program so your kids 18 and under can get their fill of food and fun. We are proud to be serving the children in our community for our 11th year in a row!
Summer Food Service Menus:
Because All Children Deserve the Opportunity to Learn, Grow & Thrive…
When we started this program to nourish kids bodies and minds, one of our primary goals was to help reduce the “gap” that happens during summer both in nutrition, health and in learning. That’s why we offer more than a healthy lunch in a safe place – We also provide recreationally and learning activities to help keep your kids’ bodies and minds active.
This summer we expect to serve over 171,000 lunches. When we started this program in 2005 we were serving 10,000. If your children, grandchildren or a child you know needs a healthy lunch, let us serve them at one of our open sites.
Please spread the word! Together we can make sure every child on Cape Cod is nourished mind & body this summer!
YMCA Cape Cod’s Summer Food Program is made possible thanks to the
generous support of our above sponsors.
Cape Cod Food Desert
The USDA And Greater Boston Food Bank recognize some specific areas on Cape Cod that qualify as “Food Deserts” — areas within which a significant number or share of residents have no access to a grocery store within travel distance of where they live. This is further exacerbated by the lack of a car or access to public transportation. Residents living in a food desert rarely have access to fresh fruits & vegetables, instead relying on “cheap calories” — less expensive processed foods with much lower nutritional content.