ORLANDO, Fla. – (April 22, 2020)
The YMCA of Central Florida will host food distribution for the members of our community in need. Two hundred packages of food will be provided, in addition to other supplies, on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Blanchard Park YMCA and the South Orlando YMCA. The distribution will take place on Thursday, April 23 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
To prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), foodborne illness, and cross-contamination, all fruits, vegetables, and items will be distributed in a safe, clean, and sanitary manner. Social distancing and safety procedures will be in place, such as limiting the number of volunteers on-site to fewer than ten, placing supplies in the trunks of participants’ vehicles, and maintaining a distance of six feet between individuals. The safety and health of community members, staff, and volunteers is of the utmost importance throughout the distribution.
In order to receive the food and supplies, interested parties should arrive at the participating locations during the designated time frame. The YMCA family center locations will remain closed to the public. Staff and volunteers will maintain all food safety and social distancing procedures during food preparation and distribution, including wearing gloves, face masks, and instructing individuals to remain in their vehicle. For more information, please visit ymcacf.org/fooddistribution.
During this unprecedented time, the YMCA of Central Florida remains committed to supporting the community in the safest ways possible. It is the aim of the Y to improve lives through empowering the spirit, mind, and body in the Central Florida community. Providing this service is part of the charitable mission and community prosperity the Y has championed since its inception.
About the YMCA of Central Florida
The YMCA of Central Florida is one of the area’s largest nonprofits, serving more than 360,000 Central Floridians per year through a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. With a Christian-based mission to improve lives and communities, it operates 22 YMCA locations across Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake, and Marion counties. This mission is expanded beyond the four walls of the Y through community-based programs to combat chronic disease, boost children’s after-school safety and learning, and strengthen neighborhoods. To learn more, visit ymcacf.org and follow on Facebook or Instagram.