Weekday Outreach

The primary thrust of the YMCA Community Outreach Program over the years has been (and still is) the collection and distribution of clothing and toiletries. Non-perishable food items, MREs and sleeping bags are also distributed when available. Currently this work is led by Pastor Joseph Moore. All locations of the YMCA of the Capital Area have designated bins for collection of the items for distribution to the homeless. Pastor Moore uses a YMCA van to travel to each Branch to pick up donated items and to visit our wonderful community partner the Baton Rouge Food Bank to get MREs, a lifeline for many of the area homeless.

There are many other needs and opportunities, including collecting donations of food, toiletries, and money, administrative support, help-ing individuals with special needs, and sharing about the program with other churches, groups, and individuals.

Pastor Moore is generally on location at 17th and Florida each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (weather permitting). He distributes the clothing, toiletries, food, and other items that have been donated. We are also in the process of getting a shower facility ready to use that will promote better health and hygiene.

Needs: Volunteers are needed and welcome to assist during these times. We also need donations of clothes, toiletries, food and other items.