Free Youth Food Program

The Dow Bay Area Family YMCA is making free healthy food available to any child 18 and under in our community. Our program has extended beyond our facility to include multiple off-site locations within Bay County. Check them out below!

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.

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




Free snacks and lunches are offered at the Dow Bay Area YMCA facility. Any Bay County resident under the age of 18 is welcome to stop by for free meals!

Please click here to view our menu!

*All meals will be served here from June 10th until August 30th.

Breakfast: Monday-Friday 8:30-9:30am
Lunch: Monda-Sunday 12:00-1:00pm
Snack: Mon-Fri 4:00-5:00pm; Sat 10:00-11:00am

@ Wenonah Park

*All meals will be served here June 17th through August 17th.

Super-Snacks: Tuesday 8:00-9:00pm

@ Wirt Library

*All meals will be served here June 17th through August 17th.

Snacks: Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm