• YMCA OF THE CHESAPEAKE PARTNERS WITH THE MARYLAND FOOD BANK TO “FEED THE SHORE”

    YMCA OF THE CHESAPEAKE PARTNERS WITH  THE MARYLAND FOOD BANK TO
    “FEED THE SHORE” 

    Throughout the week of April 27th, the YMCA of the Chesapeake will host drive-through food drives at nine of its locations across the Eastern Shore to support the Maryland Food Bank. The Maryland Food Bank works with local food banks, churches and non-profit organizations to ensure families have food on the shelf, and their stores are in constant need of resupply.  

    “This partnership with the Maryland Food Bank is one of many ways our mission work continues during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Robbie Gill, YMCA of the Chesapeake CEO. “Thanks to the ongoing support of our members, we have been able to redirect our staff and resources to support the most vulnerable members of our community. The Maryland Food Bank asked for our help, and we were proud to offer our facilities and staff to help restock their shelves.” 

    The Maryland Food Bank has requested donations of canned goods, non-perishable items and and toiletries.  

    Drive-through food drives will take place a the following times and locations: 

    Wednesday, April 29th, 8:00am – 2:00PM 
    Easton Family YMCA 
    202 Peachblosson Road 
    Easton, MD 21601 

    Caroline County Family YMCA 
    46 Denton Plaza 
    Denton, MD 21629 

    Pauline F. and W. David Robbins Family YMCA (Cambridge) 
    201 Talbot Ave 
    Cambridge, MD 21613 

    Thursday, April 30th, 8:00am – 2:00pm 
    Queen Anne’s County Family YMCA 
    123 Coursevall Dr 
    Centreville, MD 21617 

    Kent County Family YMCA 
    800 High Street 
    Chestertown, MD 21620 
     
    Friday, May 1st, 8:00am – 2:00pm 
    Cecil County Family YMCA 
    25 YMCA Boulevard 
    Elkton, MD 21921 

    Perkins Family YMCA and Bay Hundred Senior Center (St. Michaels) 
    300 Seymour Ave 
    St. Michaels, MD 21663 

    For more information, contact Derek White, Group Executive at dwhite@ymcachesapeake.org or 540-250-0793. 

    About the YMCA of the Chesapeake 
    The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits and the largest Human Service organization on the Eastern Shore; strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the Shore, Ys engage 40,000 members and their families, regardless of age, income or background, to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the Shore’s health and wellbeing, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The YMCA of the Chesapeake operates facilities in Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Wicomico Counties in Maryland and on Chincoteague Island in Virginia. Last year, the YMCA of the Chesapeake provided over $1,750,000 in assistance to over 16,000 community members, turning no one away due to inability to pay. Additionally, the Y spent $200,000 on outreach efforts and programming in the communities it serves.