September is Hunger Action Month

Teaching Kitchen at the Greater Scranton YMCA

From June through August, 2022, the Greater Scranton YMCA served 4,142 meals and 2,782 snacks to 235 children here in the Greater Scranton region. For children, hunger can impact not only their mental health but their school performance as well. Children who are hungry don’t do as well in school and even show increased hyperactivity and aggression. During Hunger Action Month, the Greater Scranton YMCA is working to highlight hunger in our community and our work to ensure every child has access to healthy meals and snacks.

Through that work, we would love to introduce you to Harry Wildrick, Director of Food Programs, our very own, Anti-Hunger All Star. Harry works tirelessly to ensure the children we serve have daily access to healthy meals and snacks. If you’d like to speak with Harry about this incredibly important work, or learn more about the Greater Scranton YMCA’s Food Program, contact him at [email protected]!

-Meghan Carnevale, Mission Advancement & Marketing Director

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