YMCA Cape Cod Begins Summer Food Service Program with Blitz

blitzHYANNIS – YMCA Cape Cod began their Summer Food Service Program on Friday with their annual Blitz Day.

The event was held at the Faith Assemblies of God Church in Hyannis and brought together volunteers and partners to raise awareness of the free meals available through the program.

Volunteers walked through the community and distributed outreach materials and talked to people about the program that is offered in their area, as part of Blitz Day.

“A lot of people don’t even know on beautiful Cape Cod that there is a need for free food for children and that there is a food insecurity, so it’s very important to get the word out so that people know where to go to get free food if they’re feeling like they need it,” said YMCA Cape Cod Food Service Coordinator Jenna Winslow.

The summer food service program runs until September 2 and distributes free lunches for anyone 18 and under at a number of locations.

Those locations include Sturgis Library, Hyannis Public Library, Cape Cod Family Resource Center and Cromwell Court Apartments.

Winslow said that there is big need for the program in the community.

“I’ve had a few families call me and say are you going to do that program again, and I’ve been lucky to say yes we are and we’ve actually expanded the days because we realized the need,” said Winslow. “Certain sites, we were only serving two or three days last summer, now we’re serving Monday through Friday.”

For more information about the program and locations, go to ymcacapecod.org.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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