Full Plate Project
Rising to meet the needs of our community for over 160 years, YMCA SOUTHCOAST’s work in Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility strives to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
1 in 8 people will go hungry in Southern New England due to the COVID Pandemic. Building on our existing programs, YMCA Southcoast has partnered with Greater Boston Food Bank to launch the Full Plate Project at five participating Y branches (Dartmouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Swansea, and Wareham) to address the growing lack of access to healthy, affordable food during economic struggles. The project will distribute 1 Million Pounds of food in 2021 to our member and neighbors.
ALL IN NEED ARE WELCOME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS FREE PROGRAM. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
Participants will be asked to provide basic information including zip code and the number of people living in their household. No photo ID is required. Y Community Market locations are open to all Southcoast residents, you do not need to be a YMCA member! Markets typically last an hour and a half or less when food runs out, which happens often.
Each household will receive pre-packaged bags of groceries that include a variety of nonperishable items, as well as fresh produce and meats when available. Items vary, based on availability.