Palisades YMCA to Hand Out Groceries to Families in Need Every Thursday;  Community Help Sought

Palisades-Malibu YMCA Executive Director Jim Kirtley sent a January 18 email to Circling the News: “It’s been quite some time since we last emailed but we are still in the same Covid scenario of the Y gym being closed. The Y, as I am sure you know, has pivoted it’s programming and continues to be a service to those in need during these unprecedented times.”

The Palisades Y is now offering a food distribution program once a week beginning this week, February 4. A family in need (up to four people) can pick up a bag of groceries in front of the Y building at 821 Via de la Paz on Thursdays between noon and 2 p.m.

Kirtley is looking for volunteers to help on Thursdays. He needs workers from 10 a.m. to noon to fill the bags, he needs workers from noon to 2 p.m. to hand them out and additional volunteers are sought for the four-hour time periods.

“I’m also looking for help to get food to the Palisades Y from the Westside Food Bank on Wednesdays at noon and from the Collins & Katz Y on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m.,” Kirtley said.

If you can help, please email Kirtley at or call (310) 454-5591.

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