Food Distribution

Providing the Community with Food and Supplies

The Y is working to help our neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity during this time.

We’re all facing new challenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help support our community, the YMCA of Central Florida is distributing hundreds of bags of food and other household supplies. Food and supplies will be passed out on a first-come, first-serve basis at our family center locations.

Safety Information

Social Distancing at the Food Distribution Sites
To help keep you safe during the distribution, you will be encouraged to stay within your vehicle at all times. Volunteers and staff will place provisions in your trunk to limit contact and keep everyone as safe as possible.

Additional Details
The safety and health of our staff, volunteers, and community members is of the utmost importance throughout the distribution. All fruits, vegetables, and other items will be prepared and distributed in a safe, clean, and sanitary manner. The Y will also abide by social distancing protocols, including limiting the number of volunteers on-site to fewer than ten and maintaining a distance of six feet between individuals.

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“We’re packing hundreds of pounds of food to give away to people in our community. This is a massively important thing as our community has been rocked by significant economic impacts. The opportunity to really serve people and love people, and let them know we’re here for them is such a big deal. We’re so grateful for the YMCA and the ways that they make our communities better.”
—Collin Outerbridge, Lead Pastor of Nona Church

Previous YMCA Food Distributions

April 23
With the help of awesome local partners and dedicated volunteers, the Y hosted food distribution at the Blanchard Park YMCA and the South Orlando YMCA. We were able to hand out hundreds of bags of food to neighbors in need as we all face the trying times caused by COVID-19. Special thanks to Sysco Central Florida, PepsiCo, and 4Rivers for making it happen, and to everyone who donated their time to help prepare and distribute the food.
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April 30
Thanks to the generosity of local partners and 60 volunteers, the Y hosted food distribution at the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA, Oviedo YMCA, and the Wayne Densch YMCA. We passed out hundreds of bags of fresh produce, non-perishable food, and household supplies to neighbors in need. We’re grateful to local community partners and to individuals who donated their time to help prepare and distribute the food. It’s the power of our community coming together, although we’re apart, that makes us proud to be a part of your Y family.
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May 6–7
The Y handed out 700 bags of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other household items to neighbors in need at the Frank DeLuca YMCA, Grove Church (Titusville), and the Osceola County YMCA. We want to thank the volunteers, staff, and donors who made these distributions possible. This is the third week the Y has been able to provide essential items to our community members, and we will continue the efforts to aid however possible.

May 14
The Y handed out hundreds of bags of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other household items to neighbors in need at the Frank DeLuca YMCA, Roper YMCA, and the Golden Triangle YMCA. We appreciate every volunteer, staff member, and donor who assisted us and made these distributions possible. Thanks to our combined efforts, the Y has been able to continue to provide food and household items to our community members, and we will continue the efforts to aid however possible.