Emilson YMCA and Quincy YMCA branches will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
The Outdoor Center at the Emilson YMCA will be open 11am-4pm on Monday, July 4.

The Taste of the South Shore

Wednesday, Apr 06 2022 Donate to Support our Food Pantry

Join Us for “The Taste” 2022

For 26 years, the Taste of the South Shore has been the premier food & beverage tasting and social event on the South Shore, and the signature fundraising event for the South Shore YMCA. This year, there were TWO ways to enjoy The Taste experience while supporting our Y food pantry: an exclusive in-person dining event at Lombardo’s, and our virtual at-home Taste event on April 6.

Help us make sure that no one in our community goes hungry

It’s all to raise money to help feed families, seniors, and children across the South Shore through our South Shore YMCA food pantry, meal delivery, and more. What’s more, you will be helping to support these local restaurants who have generously donated their time and talent to this event for years.


Take "The Taste" home with you! Join us for this exciting at-home virtual fundraising event hosted by Kiss 108's Billy Costa and South Shore YMCA CEO, Paul Gorman. You and your family or guests can watch online as chefs compete for the coveted Best Dish Award. Raffles, auctions, and surprises are all in store. NOTE: The registration deadline has passed for this event, but you can still donate to support our food pantry. Donate to Support our Food Pantry

View The Taste 2022 Program Guide

See a full list of our supporters, sponsors, participating restaurants and more in the 2022 Taste of the South Shore Program Guide! View Taste 2022 Program Guide

Support Local Food & Beverage Partners

By supporting the Taste of the South Shore, you are also supporting local restaurants, breweries, wineries and these purveyors of fine food and beverage here on the South Shore.



Contact Mary Orne, Chief Development Officer, at morne@ssymca.org for information on sponsorship opportunities.

Event Sponsor

Lead Sponsors

Gold Sponsors



Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro P.C.

Bay Copy

Burgin, Platner & Co.

Lunn Electric

Erin Ney

Matthew Shadrick

State Street Corporation



Contact Us

For more information on the event, contact Mary Orne at morne@ssymca.org or 781-264-9453.


Registration is now closed for The Taste 2022, but you can donate to support our Food Pantry and Farms anytime.

Donate to Support our Food Pantry