Our mission at YOI is to be on the front lines meeting the needs of those who find themselves battling daily food insecurities and those that face emergency crisis situations. Our ambitions are centered around successfully feeding over a million people annually.
A variety of our programs under the Food for Life umbrella, are directly focused on addressing these needs. Through their success we have fed over 20,000 people monthly. Some of our programs directly address the needs of our youth communities such as Jet Packs and Selah's Bags. Our other programs which include the Mobile Food Pantry, YOI Bread Bags & YOI Sandwiches reach all ages in need. Lastly, we have the newest addition to our family and that has been our Emergency Relief Program. Although still in infancy, it serves to assist families in crisis and provided supplies within a 24-48 hr time period.
In addition to our Food For Life programs, we have attempted to fill the void that many young children experience when they do not have a strong or consistent male role model. In satisfying this concern, our Daddy & Little Me program seeks to foster relationships between fathers/father figures and their children. We have taken a unique approach as we utilize nature and the outdoor environment as a way to connect and form meaningful bonds.
Our work at YOI is not only limited to the US borders! Our International Outreach programs have linked us with Honduras and Ghana in an attempt to satisfy two unique countries that share similar needs for education of its communities. Our partnerships in Honduras have allowed us to successfully help build a school and send supplies that provide a helping hand toward various day to day needs of the community. In Ghana, we are currently assisting to build a school that will enrich the level of education for their youth.
As our organization continues to grow there will be many ways to get involved! Please continuously check out our "HOW TO HELP" page for updated information!