We will continue distributing free meals to the children of the New River Valley until further notice.


Collect 5 shelf stable meals, and snacks for each child in the family Fridays at the front of the YMCA Thrift Shop, from 4-6pm. Each child will receive 5 days of meals, snacks etc 


Friday Meals: 

In addition to shelf stable meals, we will also be distributing  bread from Our Daily Bread, while supplies last every Friday.

Summer Feeding Program

• Mondays starting June 7 at Adam’s Marke at 4-6pm
• Wednesdays, starting June 9 at  Oak Forest, at 4-6pm 
• Thursdays, starting June 10 at Linden Green, Cburg at 4-6pm
• Fridays at Thrift Shop, 4-6pm

Through our Meals on Main initiative, the YMCA at Virginia Tech hopes to help relieve some of the pressure faced by families due to the current pandemic. Please help us spread the word!

How you can help:
We need brown paper shopping bags to contain the meals. If you have any please drop them off at the YMCA Thrift Shop at 1000 N. Main St., Blacksburg. They will be quarantined on site before use.

Volunteers are needed, you can sign up at the button above.

Donations can be made to support our community programs such as Meals On Main from our website at: www.vtymca.org/donate or by sending a check to YMCA at VT, 403 Washington St. SW, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Please wear a mask or face covering while collecting your bag of meals 

Information from the Virginia Department of Health regarding masks HERE

The YMCA at Virginia Tech connects Virginia Tech students with our local community, builds relationships, promotes health and wellness, and combats serious issues affecting our community. We build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

As a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, some of our programs offer vital services to community members in need which is why it’s important for us to continue operating, especially in critical times like these.

Monday April 6th, 2020, the YMCA introduced “Meals on Main” in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis. The YMCA at Virginia Tech, in conjunction with Feeding Southwest Virginia and the USDA, will provide food seven days a week to ALL youth in the New River Valley. The meals and snacks will be shelf-stable, ready to eat items based upon the USDA’s nutrition guidelines.

Recently, the Y re-organized its food-access activities into the Meals On Main program; for the past several months, the Y has provided more than 23,000 meals to over 5,000 children.

The Meals on Main program is an extension of an ongoing service which the YMCA at Virginia Tech has been offering for the past few years. We have been active partners in the Prices Fork after school feeding initiative for 4 years. Nearly 3 years ago we created our Mobile/Pop-Up Feeding Program bringing food to children under 18 in a variety of under served areas within this community throughout the summer months.

Y volunteers and staff members will supervise the program from a short distance away, reducing the possibility of exposure and increasing the safety of everyone involved.  

Through our Meals on Main initiative, the YMCA at Virginia Tech hopes to help relieve some of the pressure faced by families due to the current pandemic. Please help us spread the word!


Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry
706 Harding Ave Blacksburg, 24060
540-951-8134/ bburgifp@gmail.com.

The Giving Tree Food Pantry
2455 Peppers Ferry Rd
NW Christiansburg 24073
Providing food Friday’s from 4:30-7pm via drive thru service. Please stay in your cars. A volunteer will be there to provide instructions.

Micah’s Backpack
Drive through every Monday, 3-6pm
St. Michael Lutheran Church
2308 Merrimac Rd

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program
110 Roanoke St. Christiansburg, 24073
540-382-6186/ 381-1561
The office is closed, but still providing food assistance. Please call the office.