Hunger exists in every community. Yet, it’s easily hidden. Nationally, one in six kids are hungry, but in many communities this number is higher. In fact, 78% of Americans agree hunger exists, but don’t think it impacts their community. Tarrant County is ranked in the top 10 nationally for the highest number of food insecure individuals and children.
Common signs that a child may struggle with hunger:
- They ask about food every day and are not picky.
- They suddenly lose or gain weight.
- They hoard food and snacks.
- They are bullying or behaving badly.
- Their teeth are decaying.
Y on the Fly
We’re excited to introduce the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth’s Y on the Fly program! An initiative of #TheYFeedsKids, this program seeks to deliver a “Y without walls” experience directly to our communities and will allow us to serve more neighborhoods, children and families than ever before.
Our mobile Y will bring programs such as STEM, physical fitness, an inflatable gaga pit and free meals to youth at qualifying sites. YMCA trained and caring staff will be present to encourage safe social distancing and play!
Be on the lookout for our bus – we might be in your neighborhood next!
The Y Feeds Kids
On average, The Y Feeds Kids program serves 600 kids and over 15,000 meals/snacks per month. Together, we can work to end food insecurity issues in our community.
Where can I find food?
Mobile Food Pantries:
- Northpark YMCA – 2nd Saturday of each month from 10a-12p
- Joshua Community YMCA – 2nd Thursday of each month from 4-5:30p
- William M. McDonald YMCA – 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4-6p
- Located inside the Northpark YMCA
- Located inside the Northwest YMCA
- Located inside the William M. McDonald YMCA
- Located outside the Airport Area YMCA