YMCA x Brighter Bites = Free Fresh Produce

How citizens can get free boxes of fruits and vegetables

The YMCA of Austin is partnering with Brighter Bites and DiMare Fresh to host free distribution of fresh produce beginning Tuesday, May 19, at the North Austin and East Communities YMCAs.

In a weekly program that will run each Tuesday through August, citizens can receive 20-pound boxes of fruits and vegetables via touchless drive-through or walk-up.

1. Distribution at the North Austin YMCA (1000 W. Rundberg) will begin at 9am and will be first-come, first-served while supplies last. Note: Drivers must enter the parking lot from Mearns Meadow Drive.

2. Distribution at the East Communities YMCA (5315 Ed Bluestein) will begin at 10am and will be first-come, first-served while supplies last. Note: Drivers must enter the parking lot from the northbound lane of Ed Bluestein.

“At a time when many are hurting and hungry, we need to do whatever we can to ensure families and communities have fresh fruits and vegetables on their plates,” says James Finck, president and CEO of YMCA of Austin. “We’re excited to be able to partner with Brighter Bites and DiMare Fresh to help our community.”

As part of the USDA “Farmers to Families Food Box” program, produce distributor DiMare Fresh is supplying nonprofits throughout the Southwest.


Sign up for the Chronicle Cooking newsletter

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

If you want to submit a recipe, send it to food@austinchronicle.com

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More by Wayne Alan Brenner
Support Black-Owned Restaurants in Austin
Support Black-Owned Restaurants in Austin
We’ve rounded up more than 60 great spots

June 2, 2020

Zoup! Is More Than Just Good Food
Zoup! Is More Than Just Good Food
Some new broths bringing a bright array of taste

June 1, 2020

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Brighter Bites, Austin YMCA, Free produce distribution, DiMare Fresh, James Finck, Yummy Metropolitan Culinary Allowance

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle