Feeding Youth and Adults in our Community

The Y believes that children deserve every possible opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. In partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan YMCA State Alliance, the YMCA of Saginaw is proud to offer FREE healthy meals for every child 18 and under through our Mission Nutrition and Healthy Out of School Time (HOST) programs.

The meals we serve every school day and everyday throughout the summer help more children get the nutrition they need for good health. With the funds raised through our Annual Campaign, the Y is able to continue its dedication to youth development.

Currently, we serve dinner with the after-school program at Boys & Girls Clubs – KidsCampUs site, and  for the Girls on the Run program.

Meals Served in 2022

  • 30,759

Did You know?

  • 1 in 6 children may not know where they are getting their next meal.
  • Saginaw County has a 14.7% food insecurity rate. The state of Michigan has a 15.1% food insecurity rate.
  • 84% of households report buying the cheapest food rather than healthy food
    in order to provide enough to eat.
  • 20% of children in households at risk of hunger may be forced to rely exclusively on charitable organizations to make ends meet.

Join Us

We’re always looking for volunteers to help further our cause. Apply for one of our many volunteer opportunities such as our Mission Nutrition program.

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Become a Mission Nutrition Program Site

Want to serve nutritional meals prepped and delivered from the YMCA to your location? Contact:   Raquel Gomez – Coordinator, Mission Nutrition

Mission Nutrition Community Events

FREE Youth Meals

Monday through Friday 4p-6p and Saturdays Noon – 2p

FREE Food Giveaways at the YMCA

We recommend getting to the Y an hour and a half before the start time.

  • March 22nd
    • 10 AM – 12 PM (or until food runs out)
  • April 19th
    • 10 AM – 12 PM (or until food runs out)
  • May 17th
    • 4 PM – 6 PM (or until food runs out)