YMCA is providing meals and essential supplies to the Twin Cites following the recent protests and COVID-19 restrictions.
YMCA began their food drive in March when the effects of COVID-19 made it difficult for families to afford and access food. Since March, YMCA locations in the Twin Cites have served over 300,000 meals.
St. Paul and Minneapolis YMCA locations are responding to the damage to local businesses and homes with an essential supply drive called ‘Take What You Need, Leave What You Can’. Community members are encouraged to give supplies such as diapers, wipes, infant formula and disinfecting wipes.
The YMCA started its Food and Essential Supply Drive on June 2 and it will go on for the foreseeable future.
Fifty to 100 volunteers daily are helping pass out meals, organize supplies and restock food. YMCA local Community Board of Directors, community members and University YMCA leaders make up the volunteer list.
Packaged food, supplies and meals are provided by partnerships with United Health Group and Loaves and Fishes. Residents pick up supplies outside the buildings where social distancing measures are being taken.