Serving Hillsborough County and Zephyrhills

Since 1889, the Tampa YMCA has been responding to critical social needs and positively impacting the lives of children, adults and families across Hillsborough and East Pasco counties. Focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Tampa Y strengthens the community by empowering kids to succeed in school and in life, helping community members get healthier, developing leadership skills in teens and water safety skills.

The Veggie Van

The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA’s Veggie Van – A Mobile Market Place – meets the needs of individuals and families living in underserved areas of Hillsborough and East Pasco counties. Through the Veggie Van, the Y distributes fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables into targeted communities, which are labeled food deserts. A food desert is defined as an urban neighborhood without ready access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.

The Veggie Van is generously supported by: Feeding Tampa Bay, Publix Charities, American Heart Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Institute of Food and Agriculture, Florida Blue Foundation, Joy McCann Foundation, Tampa General Hospital, Interfaith Social Action Council of Sun City Center and United Way Pasco County.

Learn more about the Veggie Van, stop locations, cost, and how to donate.