The Summit Area YMCA (SAY) supports those in our community facing food insecurity as part of its mission to strengthen our community by partnering with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and other local organizations to donate weekly food packages. The need for food is increasing in our area and we need to make sure no child goes hungry.
This month, along with our regularly scheduled food distributions, the Y will be giving away 40 turkeys, 117 chicken roasters and 75 holiday boxes of Thanksgiving groceries to help ensure that no family goes hungry this Thanksgiving—and we need your help to make it all happen!
The Y is looking for amazing people like you to volunteer to these efforts and help make a difference in our community. These heartfelt volunteer opportunities on Monday, November 21, include:
If you want to help but cannot make it on Monday, November 21, we have year round volunteer opportunities available!
FAMILY PACKS PROGRAM
Drivers are needed every Thursday to pick up and deliver food packs and produce to Summit Schools.
FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Volunteers are needed 3x per month to organize and bag groceries at the Summit YMCA and deliver them locally to families in Summit, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, or Springfield whom may have no means of transportation, are at home with an infant or sick child, or are elderly.
As part of our mission to strengthen our community the Summit Area YMCA partners with like-minded organizations to provide a number of free resources to support the needs of local families, like Food Assistance, New Eyes and the Diaper & Period Program. Learn more about what programs we offer so that you can share the information with those need it most!
Have questions or want to bring our attention to any under-served needs within our community, causes you support or get involved by becoming a community partner or volunteer, please contact us:
Financial Aid & Volunteer Coordinator
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
Mission Advancement & Development Director
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.
Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.