Free Youth Food Program

School Year Lunch Pick-Up

Starting September 1, 2020

The Dow Bay Area Family YMCA is making free healthy food available to any child 18 and under in our community. Currently operating out of the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA North Parking Lot.

Monday-Friday: 11:00am-12:00pm
Children must be present at the time of meal pick-up to receive food.
At this time, only lunch will be served. One meal per child per day.


The Dow Bay Area Family YMCA’s Free Youth Food Program serves healthy meals to any youth in Bay County ages 18 and under. Our program strives to address food insecurity in Bay County by collaborating with organizations such as Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Hidden Harvest, The Harvest Store (in City Market), and Bosco Food Service. The Free Youth Food Program is a partnership with USDA and the Michigan Department of Education.

New this school year are daily Nutrition Enrichment activities! Please visit our new webpage for activities to complete with your free meal!

All meals are USDA and HEPA approved for quality and nutrition. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.