The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles announced Saturday that it is partnering with Nutritious Life to launch a grab-and-go meal program for students during the pandemic-related school closures.

According to its statement, the YMCA-LA branches will distribute free meals two times per week, providing meals for multiple days, for all youth per household age 18 and under.

The grab-and-go program is scheduled to run from March 30 to May 1. The L.A. branches will conduct drive-thru and/or walk-up distribution of pre-packaged, shelf-stable meals on a first-come, first-served basis.

Locations are as follows:

— San Pedro and Penninsula: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday;

— Wilmington YMCA 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday;

— Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday;

— Mid-Valley Family YMCA 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday;

— Southeast-Rio Vista YMCA 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday;

— Ketchum-Downtown YMCA 10 a.m. – noon Tuesday and Friday;

— Crenshaw Family YMCA 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

The nonprofit organization said it will adhere to guidelines from public health experts and government partners calling for increased social distancing measures.

“The YMCA is committed to building and strengthening the communities served by 26 branch locations across Los Angeles County. … Additional programs will be announced shortly,” according to the statement.

For more information, go to www.ymcala.org.

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