Monroe Family YMCA distributes half-million meals since 2015

In this 2020 photo, Shayne Stuck and Tina Hurst picked up 12 meals for their families at the Monroe Family YMCA supper meal distribution. Volunteer twins Dean and Denver Rice, 16 at the time, were volunteers.

Three years after the opening of The Lord’s Harvest Food Pantry at MCOP, another local anti-hunger initiative began.

In 2015, the Monroe Family YMCA entered the arena with its Summer Food Program. The program ran through the Summer of 2019 and was followed by the Y’s Afterschool Meal Program and the current Meal Distribution Program, which offers food bundles to area children.

“We have served over a half a million meals since 2015,” Amanda Schmitz of the YMCA, said. “These services are vital to many. As a leading change-agent in Monroe County, we are proud that our efforts are making a significant impact on a local, state and national scope.”

Schmitz is the Y’s food service delivery facilitator and the social responsibility and community outreach director.






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