YMCA Receives Certificate of Appreciation for Serving Meals to Children

Last summer the Walnut Street and Central YMCAs piloted an initiative to serve meals to children throughout the summer. Each weekend they provided a healthy meal that included whole wheat chicken pizza, carrots, an apple and milk. They also opened their doors for the community to enjoy the use of the pool and saw 75-100 kids eat each week. They hope to expand this offering to other branches or community locations this year!
For their efforts, they received a Certificate of Appreciation from the USDA “in recognition of their support of the USDA Food and Nutrition Summer Food Service Program by serving meals to children on weekends and reaching under-served groups of children and teens in two of their summer YMCA sites in Wilmington, Delaware.
Pictured left to right are: Tracey Quillen Carney, First Lady of Delaware, Kristina Woznicki, Center Director Walnut Street and Central YMCA’s, Aimee Beam, Education Associate, Delaware Department of Education, and a representative from USDA.

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.