Community Outreach

Welcome wall at Community Corner

Volunteer Connections at the Community Corner

Social Responsibility
The Goldsboro Family YMCA’s new Community Corner is a housing and staging area for donations of shelf-stable foods and personal items. But it’s so much more than that, according to Casey Young, Director of Community Impact for the Y. It’s part of their mission work to feed those in need in their community, and it has provided a new opportunity for member engagement and volunteerism.
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making a food delivery

Making Community Connections

Food Insecurity
Fighting Food Insecurity: 2021 Bright Spots The Gaston County Family YMCA delivered 1,700 meals during the summer every day at to four locations (apartment complexes and a mobile home community).
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Sig Hutchinson at YMCA food bus

Regional Food Hubs and The "Big Bus Food Truck"

Food Insecurity
Fighting Food Insecurity: 2021 Bright Spots The YMCA of the Triangle operated three regional food hubs with county CARES Act funding to provide a network of 13 food hubs to provide boxed groceries, fresh and frozen meat, produce, eggs and canned goods twice a month to those in need.
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western nc ymca Food for All Truck

Mobile Markets Make a Difference

Food Insecurity
Fighting Food Insecurity: 2021 Bright Spots The YMCA of Western North Carolina’s nutrition team runs multiple mobile markets in five counties every month, providing free food to all community members. The markets provide fresh produce paired with healthy recipes and activities, such as cooking demonstrations.
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cabbage being weighed on scale in Rowan Cabarraus county

Farm Fresh Donations from the Y

Food Insecurity
Fighting Food Insecurity: 2021 Bright Spots The Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA donated nearly 10,500 pounds of fresh produce planted and grown by volunteers and staff in 2021 at its Share the Harvest Community Farm.
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