YOUTH FOOD PROGRAMS

As part of our commitments to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, we want to help kids grow and thrive by ensuring access to healthy meals – regardless of their family’s financial status. Learn more about each of our food program options below!


To-Go Meal Program

As part of our To-Go Meal Program, breakfasts and lunches are distributed to-go-style FREE of charge to children ages 18 years and younger at many area locations! Each meal includes a protein, grain, vegetable, fruit and milk. All meals meet standards established by the USDA. To-go meal bags will be available via walk-up. If a parent/guardian is picking up a meal on behalf of their child(ren), please provide proof – ie. school id, family picture, email from daycare, etc. Meals are made available in partnership with the State of ND and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

To-Go Meals are a seasonal program. Check back later for upcoming sessions and dates!


Blizzard Boxes

Families may also sign up to receive "blizzard boxes" through the YMCA Food Program!

Each box is FREE of charge, and includes non-perishable food items – helping provide nutritious meals to families in need during blizzards, holidays, or other special circumstances.

By filling out the form below, you will be placed on our distribution list, and will be contacted before each planned delivery to confirm that you would like meals provided. You may choose to have boxes delivered, or picked up at either the Fercho or Schlossman YMCAs. Families enrolled in a YMCA Child Care program may also choose to pick up blizzard boxes at their child care site.

Blizzard Box Sign-Up Form


Teen Meal Program

Teens and youth are welcome to join us for FREE community suppers! Meals are open to the community, with no eligibility requirements. Take it 'to-go' or stay to enjoy your meal in our lobby.

Schlossman YMCA 4:30 - 6:30pm Monday - Friday

Program is geared towards teens/pre-teens, but everyone ages 18 and younger is welcome. Meals are made available in partnership with the State of North Dakota and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Senior Meal Program

We also offer a community meal program, just for seniors! Learn more and view distribution times using the button below

Senior Meal Program


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Services at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington D.C. 20250-9410
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.