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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 are welcomed to take advantage of this free program.
No registration required, first come first served.

Participants will be asked to provide basic information including zip code and 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 half or less when food runs outwhich happens often.  

Please practice COVID safety protocol and wear a mask!

Each household will receive prepackaged bags of groceries that include a variety of nonperishable items, as well as fresh produce and meats when available. Items vary, based on availability. 

Would you like to volunteer at a bagging or market day?  Sign Up!

Would you like to donate to the cause? Donate today!

If you have any questions, please reach out.





The mobile market days and times vary. Markets are subject to closing early should we run out of food. First come, first served. In bad weather, the Full Plate Project will follow the local school department closing.