Through partnership with Southwest Missouri Bank, the Y will be providing a healthy lunch and snack during the month of July.

Neosho June 26th—To help Neosho’s kids stay healthy and reach their full potential, the Neosho Freeman YMCA is offering a Summer Meal Program thanks to support from Southwest Missouri Bank. The Neosho Freeman YMCA will be providing a free lunch and snack to any kid/youth/teen under 18 Monday through Thursday at the YMCA.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), around 22 million children and teens under age 18 live with food insecurity. Through its summer food program and support from Southwest Missouri Bank, the Y will serve more children through the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which feeds school-aged children during the week.

“Hunger doesn’t stop just because its summer. The Summer Meal Program serves kids healthy meals in a safe place,” said Benjamin Coffey, CEO, Tri-State Family YMCA. “Thanks to Southwest Missouri Bank, our Y will be able to do more to help close the gap of food insecurity among children and teens in July.”

To further answer the call through Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility the Neosho Freeman YMCA will be offering incoming 8th graders a FREE membership for the month of July, 100 % scholarship. If you’re going to be in 8th grade and are the age of 13-14 you can join the Y in July at no cost to you. Once a parent or guardian signs approved documents your 8th grader can be at the Y anytime Monday through Friday 9- 5pm. While they are here they can also take part in our Summer Meals Program.

To learn more, contact the Benjamin Coffey at 417.455.9999 or visit https://ymcaswmo.org .