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!


Farmers to Families

FREE Family-Sized Food Boxes

The YMCA is excited to partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a Farmers to Families Food Box distributor!

This program works with suppliers to package fresh produce, dairy and meat products into family-sized food boxes, and then get them into the hands of families through community organizations like the YMCA. Boxes are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and distribution is open to the entire community, with no eligibility requirements.

View a map of our Moorhead Center Mall distribution plan here.

DATE TIME LOCATION
March 17 4:00pm Moorhead Center Mall - North Parking Lot

A special thanks to West Acres Mall and Moorhead Center Mall for providing a location and for helping to make these events possible!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Interested? Learn more and sign up using the link below!

Learn More & Volunteer


To-Go Meal Program

As part of our To-Go Meal Program, suppers are distributed to-go-style FREE of charge to children ages 18 years and younger at many area locations!

The YMCA provides to-go style suppers around the community to help ensure that children don’t go hungry during this time. Each child may receive one ‘to go’ meal bag per week – including five days’ worth of suppers.

Meals are FREE of charge to children ages 18 years and younger, and are made available in partnership with the State of ND and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Locations, Days, & Times
Location Address Days Time
Jefferson Elementary 1701 4th St, Fargo Mondays 5:00 – 5:30pm
Eastwood Elementary 500 10th Ave E, West Fargo Mondays 5:00 – 5:30pm
Madison Elementary 1040 29th St N, Fargo Mondays 5:00 – 5:30pm
McKinley Elementary 2930 8th St. N, Fargo Mondays 5:00 – 5:30pm
Horace Mann Elementary 1025 3rd St N, Fargo Mondays 5:00 – 5:30pm
L.E. Berger Elementary 631 4th Ave E, West Fargo Mondays 5:00 – 5:30pm
How it Works & More Information

Each child may receive one ‘to go’ meal bag per week, which includes five suppers. 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 to families in the front parking lot near each of the school’s front doors. For sites where there may be a line, we encourage you to stand 6+ feet apart from each other. 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.

Enrolled in a YMCA Learning Center? Your child will already receive meals if needed – no need to make an extra trip! Still need meals? Contact our team at 218.359.2322 and we will be happy to help!

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

Learn More & Volunteer


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 "To Go" 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.