Every month the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s Nutrition Outreach team hosts 32 free, no questions asked mobile produce markets across the region. Each market is complete with healthy food as well as the recipes to help families try new foods at home. In 2018 we served over 200,000 pounds of produce to more than 15,000 families.

We also provide free meals for kids up to age 18 each Saturday at the Ferguson Family YMCA in Candler, and we work with local school systems to ensure access to healthy meals over the summer break. Overall last year, the Y improved food security for nearly 48,000 people in our community.

As part of AIR, we hope to partner with local restaurant owners and chefs to share our work with more families through our mobile market program. If you have any questions please contact Cory Jackson, Director of Nutrition Services, at