As a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening our community, Join us in supporting families and individuals who are struggling with hunger and poverty. By preventing food insecurity, you are providing opportunities for others to reach their full potential without worrying about hunger, and thus be able to learn, grow and thrive.
Be part of the success in our community consider donating non-perishable food items and dropping them off in the designated bins at the Berkeley Heights YMCA through January 16.
|• Boxed Milk
• Canned Stew
• Canned Soup
• Bags of Rice
• Bags of Dried Beans
• Canned Vegetables
• Boxed Cereal
• Instant Oatmeal
• Jars of Jelly
Interested in more ways to prevent food insecurity in our communities? The Summit Area YMCA also partners with the Community Food Bank of NJ in the Family Packs program and provides food packs to local individuals and families in need through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Volunteer with the Y to help pack and deliver food packs!
Drivers are needed every Thursday to pick up and deliver food packs and produce to Summit Schools.
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 variety 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!
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 17,000 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.