YMCA of the Chesapeake Partners with the MD 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.