YMCA of Austin partners with Central Texas Food Bank to provide weekly meals for kids

The YMCA of Austin is partnering with the Central Texas Food Bank to provide free, weekly meal packs to children this summer.

The distribution begins Thursday, June 11, and runs through August 13 at the North Austin and East Communities YMCA's. Meal packs will be made available to children 18 and under and will include seven breakfasts and seven lunches.


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Breakfasts will contain a whole grain item, fruit, and milk per day and lunches will consist of frozen lunch trays and milk per day.

Distribution will begin at 8 a.m. at the East Communities YMCA on Ed Bluestein Boulevard and at 9 a.m. at the North Austin YMCA on W. Rundberg Lane.


Parents can pick up meals for any kids 18 years or younger. If children are present, no documentation will be required. If parents are picking up meals without children present, the YMCA says they must present one of the following pieces of documentation:

  • Official letter/e-mail from school listing children enrolled
  • Individual student report cards 
  • Attendance record from parent portal of the school website
  • Birth certificate for a child not in school
  • Student ID cards

More information on the distribution can be found on the YMCA of Austin's website.