Summer Read, Feed, and Lead Feeding Program


Summer can be an anxiety-provoking time for 16 million kids across the US who are struggling with hunger at home. The end of every school year means lost access to free and reduced-price lunches that provide regular nutrition to growing bodies. For a child who does not receive regular, healthy meals at home, the summer months may feel extra long.

Again this summer the Gaston County Family YMCA is happy to partner with Gaston County School Nutrition to offer summer feeding locations supported by our Y staff and volunteers. At these locations lunch options are provided for all children in our community 18 years and under.


The Summer Feeding program is offered from June 6 through August 5 at the following locations.



Days Available


Flowers Court Apartments 51 Flowers Court, Belmont Tuesday and Thursday 11:45 – 12:45 pm
Holly Hills Apartments 635 Noles Dr. Mt. Holly Monday and Wednesday 11:45 – 12:45 pm
Kendrick Square Apartments 800 Charlotte Rd. Mt. Holly Monday – Thursday 11:45 – 12:45 pm
Stowe Family YMCA 196 YMCA Drive Belmont Monday – Friday 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Pointe Church 6700 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont Monday – Friday 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Pharr Family YMCA 208 Main St. McAdenville Monday – Friday 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Warlick Family YMCA 2221 Robinwood Road Gastonia Monday – Friday 12:00 – 1:00 pm


HOW CAN YOU HELP? Volunteers are needed!

Are you interested in volunteering? We would love your help serving lunch and playing games with children throughout Gaston County. Please consider sharing an hour or two with us! Click here to indicate your interest.

Click here to fill out a volunteer application if you are not a current volunteer at the Gaston County Family YMCA.

Please contact Molly D’Avria at with questions.

Are you interested in supporting this effort?

The summer lunch program is possible because of generous donors – like you!┬á Help the Stowe Family YMCA continue to serve children by making a meaningful donation today!