The YMCA, Changing Lives for the Better

Summer Food Program

Fighting Hunger, Fueling Futures


The La Crosse Area Family YMCA provides nutritious meals and snacks to help kids stay healthy and well-nourished all summer long. These meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program. Kids around our community who usually receive free or reduced lunches have a higher risk of going hungry during that summer gap when school's out.


Our program strives to fill that summer gap by giving our community kids and teens age 18 and under the opportunity to eat nourishing meals for free. These healthy and delicious meals include a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack Monday through Friday. There's also lunch on Saturday and Sunday! Join us for meals at the times listed below.

Summer 2018 Dates & Times:



Community Teen Center: (1105 King St)

Mon-Fri 7:45-8:15 am



Community Teen Center: (1105 King St)

Mon-Fri 12:15-1:00 pm

Schuh/Mullen BGC (1305 St James St)

Mon-Fri 12:15-12:45 pm



Dahl Family YMCA (1140 Main St)

Mon-Fri 3:00-4:00 pm

Sat-Sun 2:00-2:30

Northside Community Library (1552 Kane St)

Mon-Fri 3:15-3:45 pm

Amie L. Mathy Center (811 8th St S)

Mon-Fri 3:30-4:15 pm

Poage Park (500 Hood St)

Mon-Fri 4:30-5:00 pm

Evening Snack:

Dahl Family YMCA (1140 Main St)

7:00-7:30 pm

There are also volunteer opportunities available! Apply online here.