The YMCA of Greater Flint is kicking ass and taking names as they have distributed over 135,000 free meals and snacks to the youth and families in the Flint area since March of 2020. According to Mid-Michigan Now, this was their response to the food insecurity caused by the Covid Pandemic.

They say they will continue to be that vital lifeline to families because you can’t spell community without the Y.

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Shelly Hilton, YMCA of Greater Flint CEO:

Although we are excited that the vaccine program is now protecting our most vulnerable seniors, life has not returned to normal for our youth and families. We hear from families every day – thank you, I haven’t gone back to work yet and still need help. Hundreds would go hungry every night.

The YMCA isn't done yet, they will continue to hand out free meals to residents in need at the following locations:

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist

  • 424 Kennelworth Ave, Flint
  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm
  • Monday – Friday

Flint Development Center

  • 4121 Martin Luther King Ave, Flint
  • 5:00 – 5:45 pm
  • Monday – Friday

River Park Apartments

  • 7002 Pemberton Dr, Flint
  • 6:00 – 6:45 pm
  • Monday – Friday

The Mission of the YMCA of Greater Flint is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. With their focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. We thank them for all they've done and continue to do for our community.

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