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The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga is a vital and significant force in building strong, thriving and equitable communities since 1871. The Y believes that children deserve every opportunity possible to learn, grow, and thrive. The meals we serve help more children get the nutrition they need for good health and full potential.
During 2022, 555,532 healthy meals were prepared and served across 80 sites in Chattanooga, Cleveland and North Georgia. Meals are FREE to all children and teens ages 1-18 years old.
North GA Community YMCA Summer & Year-Round Food Programs
- Serving Catoosa & Walker Counties
The North Georgia Community YMCA serves healthy meals to area apartment complexes, schools and churches each year.
J.A. Henry Community YMCA Summer & Year-round Food Programs
- Serving Hamilton & Bradley Counties
The goal of this program is to increase the YMCA's ability to meet the nutritional needs of youth in our care. In addition, we work with partner agencies to provide meals and snacks to youth that they serve. This program promotes understanding of the role of nutrition in the physical, mental, and social health of youth and help develop positive food attitudes and eating behaviors. The SFSP operates during summer and CACFP operates during the school year.
We are fortunate to work with many dedicated and creative community partners to deliver the federal meal programs. We are always open to new partnerships from throughout the community to help us increase the number of youth we are able to serve each summer and during the academic year.
Federal nutrition programs dictate that all meals contain vegetable, fruit, whole grain, meat/meat alternative, and milk components. We are always looking to incorporate a variety of fresh foods. In addition, the YMCA follows the Health Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards, ensuring foods served meet the following criteria:
Increase energy, decrease stress, prevent illness, maintain a healthy weight, find personal balance, and enjoy quality time with family and friends... at the Y! We combine spirit, mind, and body in an integrated approach to well-being that goes beyond just fitness.
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