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).

We Need Volunteers! Interested? Learn more and sign up using the link below!

Learn More & Volunteer

LOCATION DATES DAYS PICKUP TIME DETAILS
Schlossman YMCA
4243 19th Ave. S, Fargo
June 7 - Aug 27 Mon - Fri 5:00 - 5:30pm 1 to-go meal available each weekday
Fercho YMCA
400 1st Ave. S, Fargo
June 7 - Aug 27 Mon - Fri 11:00am - 12:00pm In-person meals served on site
Jefferson Elementary
1701 4th St.. S, Fargo
May 19 - Aug 27 Monday 5:00 - 5:30pm 7 days of meals
Madison Elementary
1040 29th St. N, Fargo
May 19 - Aug 27 Monday 5:00 - 5:30pm 7 days of meals
McKinley Elementary
2930 8th St. N, Fargo
May 19 - Aug 27 Monday 5:00 - 5:30pm 7 days of meals
Clara Barton Elementary
1417 6th St. S, Fargo
June 7 - Aug 27 Mon & Thurs 11:00 - 11:30am Mon: 3 days of meals
Thurs: 4 days of meals
Riviera Heights
1001 Gibraltor Ave. N, Fargo
June 7 - Aug 27 Mon & Thurs 11:00 - 11:30am Mon: 3 days of meals
Thurs: 4 days of meals
Viola Eid Park
901 47th St S, Fargo
June 7 - Aug 27 Mon & Thurs 12:00 - 12:30pm Mon: 3 days of meals
Thurs: 4 days of meals
West Acres Mall
3902 13th Ave S, Fargo
June 7 - Aug 27 Mon & Thurs 12:00 - 12:30pm Mon: 3 days of meals
Thurs: 4 days of meals
Eastwood Elementary
500 10th Ave. E, West Fargo
June 25 - Aug 25 Monday 5:00 - 5:30pm 7 days of meals
L.E. Berger Elementary
631 4th Ave. E, West Fargo
June 25 - Aug 25 Monday 5:00 - 5:30pm 7 days of meals
Robert Asp Elementary
910 11th St. N Moorhead
June 7 - Aug 27 Mon & Thurs 12:00 - 12:30pm Mon: 3 days of meals
Thurs: 4 days of meals
Ellen Hopkins Elementary
2020 11th St. N Moorhead
June 7 - Aug 27 Mon & Thurs 11:00 - 11:30am Mon: 3 days of meals
Thurs: 4 days of meals

 


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. Join us for a nutritious meal, and hang out with other teens at the YMCA!

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.