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Food Nutrition

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Food and Nutrition

The Muskegon YMCA is working to Build a Healthy Future for Muskegon by
removing barriers to basic needs like access to fresh fruits and vegetables in food desert areas in Muskegon County.

These food deserts (areas where a large portion of the population has little access to affordable, nutritious food) that occur throughout the Muskegon area, including in the Nelson neighborhood, where the YMCA is located. The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, for example, reported in 2020 that Muskegon has one of the most “significant pressing needs” in the state when it comes to growing food access for low-income residents.

Food distribution Friday

Food Distribution Friday

Food insecurity is real and has exponentially increased in the past year. The Muskegon YMCA is here
to serve the community and has worked to help fill the need: beginning food distribution in August
2020, and continuing weekly.

The menu is intentionally filled with fresh fruits and vegetables and follows closely to the YMCA of the
USA guidelines of Healthy Eating. Each week, over 8,000 meals are prepared and distributed via a
meal bundle. Each free meal bundle contains 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches.

Distribution is a contact free drive through on Houston near the corner of 3rd and Houston on Fridays
from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm for students 18 & under. To date, over 200,000 meals have been distributed,
and counting.

If you are interested in volunteering by packaging on Thursdays or distributing on Fridays, please us the contact form below:

YMCA Veggie Van

The YMCA Veggie Van, a mobile farmers market, runs year round, making
stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Muskegon, ensuring that fruits and
vegetables are available to people who otherwise have limited access to fresh
produce.

We sell locally grown, top-quality fruits and vegetables at reduced
prices. Additionally, we accept SNAP, Senior Project Fresh/Market FRESH, and
the Double Up Food Bucks Program

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Sponsored in part by:

muskegon county senior millage

Mart Dock Muskegon