WEEKLY COMMUNITY SUPPORT CHALLENGE
During the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic crisis, the most vulnerable in our community need the help of the YMCA now more than ever.
Each week, the South Shore Y is raising money to support local restaurants whose businesses are suffering during the COVID-19 crisis by hiring them to provide hot meals, and a bit of hope and joy to those who rely on our Germantown Neighborhood Center Food Pantry, Emergency Childcare Centers and Quincy YMCA Emergency Homeless Shelter.
Please join in! Your donation will help these programs to support those in need while supporting local businesses. See what we are doing each week below…and step up with us!
WEEK 5: April 26 – May 2
FUJI WoC / GREENSIDE GRILLE
This week, the South Shore Y is bringing in Greenside Grille and Chef Jimmy Liang to provide meals from his restaurant Fuji W0C (West of Chestnut):
- On Wednesday, Fuji WoC will prepare rice bowls with chicken and veggies for children of first responders, medical workers and essential employees at the Y’s Emergency Childcare Center locations in North Quincy and Hanover.
- For the Quincy YMCA temporary emergency shelter — in partnership with Father Bill’s & Mainspring — Chef Jimmy Liang will provide chicken and vegetable rice bowls for guests and staff
- On Thursday, Greenside Grille will prepare 200 Miso Glazed Salmon with Potato Latkies & Fresh Broccoli meals to be delivered by the Y team to isolated seniors in area housing
Donate and step up with us!
WEEK 4: April 19 – 25
EAT LOCAL: TINKER’S SON / FOOD TRUCK
- Tinker’s Son prepared and served hot Mac & Cheese children’s meals for children of first responders, medical workers and essential employees at the Y’s Emergency Childcare Center locations in North Quincy and Hanover.
- For the Quincy YMCA temporary emergency shelter — in partnership with Father Bill’s & Mainspring — Brian Houlihan served hot shepherd’s pie from The Tinker’s Son
- The Tinker’s Son prepared 300 Shepard’s Pie meals for the Y team to deliver to isolated seniors in area senior housing
Week 3: April 12-18
MONTILIO’S BAKERY & MOBILE WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN
Thanks to you, the South Shore YMCA raised $8600 to support local restaurants to serve our emergency programs:
- The Y enaged Montilio’s Mobile Wood Fired Pizza Oven to to feed our shelter guests and staff at the Quincy Y Emergency Shelter, and the children at our two Emergency Childcare Centers for essential workers in Hanover and North Quincy.
- Montilio’s Bakery provided 300 packages of cupcakes for our Germantown Neighborhood Center food pantry to brighten up their week
- Our very own South Shore YMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward Chef, Lois Adams, prepared 200 meals that our Y staff delivered to isolated seniors in area senior housing
WEEK 2: April 5-11
WAHLBURGERS FOOD TRUCK & EASTER BASKETS
This week’s challenge was to raise $10,000 to:
- Provide lunch from Wahlburger’s food truck to feed our shelter guests at the Quincy Y Emergency Homeless Shelter, Father Bill’s Mainspring in Quincy and the children at our two Emergency Childcare Centers for essential workers.
- Distribute 100 Easter Baskets for children through our Germantown Neighborhood Center Food Pantry
- Provide socks and pajama pants for our shelter guests at the Quincy YMCA Emergency Homeless Shelter
- Purchase needed cereal and pasta for the Germantown Neighborhood Center Food Pantry
- Deliver 150 meals from Alma Nove restaurant for seniors in Quincy housing