Food Program

Food Program

The YMCA's food programs work year-round to help address child hunger.


Together, we can make sure every child is safe, healthy and fed.

One in six children in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

The Golden Corridor YMCA serves School District U-46, the second largest school district in Illinois, where 46.4% qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. 

Summer Food Program

The summer is a particularly vulnerable time for kids who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year. The Y's Summer Food Program helps fill the gap by providing nutritious meals thanks to the collaboration with Illinois SFSP program. The Y provides breakfast and lunch for children (18 & under) at the Taylor YMCA in Elgin to ensure that children have access to healthy meals over the summer.

Before and Afterschool Programs

At the Y, we know that children who receive daily nutrition are set up to succeed. We ensure that all children in our before and afterschool programs have access to nutritious snacks while in our care. 


2022 Food Programs by the Numbers