YMCA of Austin will distribute free produce to families in North Austin, East Austin

The North Austin YMCA will distribute 20-pound boxes of produce to families beginning May 19 at 9 a.m. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
The North Austin YMCA will distribute 20-pound boxes of produce to families beginning May 19 at 9 a.m. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)

The North Austin YMCA will distribute 20-pound boxes of produce to families beginning May 19 at 9 a.m. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)

Beginning May 19, local families in need can access free produce during distribution events at YMCA locations in North Austin and East Austin.

The 20-pound boxes of produce are available through a partnership between the YMCA of Austin and Brighter Bites, a Houston-based nonprofit that works to provide fresh produce and nutrition education to families. Food distributor DiMare Fresh is supplying produce through its Texas facilities to nonprofits, including Brighter Bites.


The Tuesday drives at the North Austin YMCA, 1000 W. Rundberg Lane, Austin, will begin at 9 a.m. The events at the East Communities YMCA, 5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd., Austin, will begin at 10 a.m. Both will continue on a first-come, first-served basis each week through August.

Residents are able to pick up food through by driving or walking up to the locations. In North Austin, drivers are asked to enter the parking lot through Mearns Meadow Drive. In East Austin, they are asked to enter from the northbound lane of Ed Bluestein.

All YMCA Austin locations are temporarily closed to the public. The North Austin YMCA is set to reopen August 1, while the other area locations—including the East Communities YMCA—will reopen June 1.


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