WHAT: The YMCA of Delaware will be distributing food at multiple locations across the state. This Thursday, April 2nd, community members will be able to pick up boxes of pre-packaged non-refrigerated/non-perishable food staples at the Central YMCA, Bear-Glasgow YMCA, Western YMCA, and the Brandywine YMCA. Friday, April 3rd, pick up will be available at the Dover YMCA. Food is limited and will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please visit www.ymcade.org/food-distribution for the most up to date information.


WHEN: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 9 am – 12 pm

Friday, April 3, 2020, 9 am – 12 pm (Dover location only)


WHERE: Central YMCA – 501 West Eleventh Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Bear-Glasgow YMCA -351 George Williams Way, Newark, DE 19702

Western YMCA – 2600 Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE 19711

Brandywine YMCA – 3 Mount Lebanon Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
Dover YMCA (Friday, April 3rd only) – 1137 South State Street, Dover, DE 19901

Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.


Stronger Together

At the Y, we stand against all forms of racism, discrimination and hatred. We have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and compassion for all.  We share the grief and outrage felt by the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.  As we watch and experience the unrest and violence that continues to erupt throughout our communities, we acknowledge that this reality is fueled by generations of injustice. Together through the Y, we can be a positive force for change in every community we serve. We must unite. We must be heard, and we must do better.


Due to scheduled protests, the Central and Walnut Street YMCA's will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 5th.

The Sussex Family Y will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 5th.

The Bear-Family Y outdoor pools will close at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th.