Helping Kids Get Their Fill of Fun
In an effort to combat child hunger, Ozarks Regional YMCA will offer its free Summer Food Program, thanks to a $45,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. Combining food and fun, the program provides nutritious meals and snacks and fun learning enrichment activities to keep youth healthy, active and well-nourished all summer long. At the Y, we are focused on keeping kids mentally and physically active while ensuring they have access to healthy food so they’re well-nourished and avoid the ‘summer slide’. The YMCA’s Summer Food Program will help kids stay healthy, active and energized all summer long, ensuring they start the school year ready to achieve. Participants in the Y’s Summer Food Program will receive meals and snacks and enjoy various fun activities. During the school year, the Y’s School Age Services will also serve healthy meals and snacks in its afterschool program to provide kids with nourishment and academic enrichment.