Hamilton Area YMCA

Send Hunger Packing!

The Hamilton Area YMCA TogetherhoodTM committee, in collaboration with Mercer Street Friends, is asking for your help to SEND HUNGER PACKING! We will be filling backpacks in an effort to help our littlest learners achieve more. This is where we need you! Backpacks will be stuffed with breakfast, lunch, and snack items and will be distributed to children in our community to provide weekend meal assistance.

The TogetherhoodTM Committee will be collecting items from Monday, January 16 - Wednesday, February 1. Items can be dropped off at the Hamilton Area YMCA JKR Branch at 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road or CareOne at Hamilton at 1660 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road.

Kindly donate the following:

  • Backpacks
  • 2% Reduced Fat Milk (shelf stable, 8 oz. single serving)
  • Cereal (individual bowls or boxes)
  • Starkist Tuna-to-Go or equivalent
  • Bumble Bee Tuna Salad with Crackers-to-Go or equivalent
  • Hormel Completes Entrees or equivalent
  • Chef Boyardee Microwaveable Bowls or equivalent
  • Campbell or Progresso Microwaveable Bowls or equivalent
  • Peanut Butter (18 oz.)
  • Jif-to-Go or little cups of peanut butter
  • Grape Jelly in a plastic container (14 - 18 oz.)
  • Yo On The Go (yogurt smoothie drink in shelf stable packs)
  • Granola Bars
  • Pudding Cups (shelf stable)


For more information please contact togetherhood@hamiltonymca.org.