Make Hunger Disappear

YMCA Southcoast Full Plate Project 2024

Saturday, May 11th, 7pm

at the New Bedford High School Auditorium, 230 Hathaway Blvd., New Bedford, MA

To purchase tickets in person for the Full Plate Project “Make Hunger Disappear”, please visit the Welcome Center at your local YMCA Southcoast branch.

Join us for an extraordinary evening of magic and illusion with Illusionist Lyn Dillies in support of our work to fight food insecurity in our community through the Full Plate Project. Dillies, the most highly acclaimed female illusionist in America, will deliver a dazzling display of spectacular magic for the whole family! Recommended for age 6 and up.

Interested in sponsoring the Full Plate Project? Reach out to Cathy Longfield at clongfield@ymcasc.org to learn more!

What is the Full Plate Project?

The Full Plate Project has grown to 124 distribution dates throughout the year across all YMCA Southcoast branches. Volunteers help pack the food in bags at the beginning of the week, and then these are delivered to each of the branches. On distribution dates, a team of Y employees and volunteers organize the distribution. Community members line up in their vehicles and wait for the start time, which varies by location. Food is distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis and continues until the food runs out. Community members provide basic demographic info including zip code, number of household children/adults/seniors, and number of household veterans. In 2022, 1,640,000 pounds of food was distributed to over 47,000 households, indicating a spike in community need. To check out the monthly Community Market Schedule CLICK HERE. To learn about volunteer opportunities at the Full Plate Project CLICK HERE.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors!

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