Community Y-EAT

Community YMCA Meal Program for Youth of All Ages

Meal programs play a vital role in ensuring that youth are taken care of each school day. There is a lack of healthy food options for our community youth and many of our youth are facing issues of poverty and lack of affordable food. With Community Y-EAT program we will support our youth by building a healthy community through the power of belonging.


Y-EAT supports over 50 youth daily.

Benefiting the North End of Halifax which is home to a population of African Nova Scotian families and Newcomer families. Many of these participants are coming from homes where there are some socio-economic challenges and they often have expressed to staff, that there is not enough to eat at home.

The Y-EAT program runs throughout the school year. Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, children and youth will receive a hot, nutritious meal at our Community YMCA for our after-school program participants.