The Y Marketplace provides healthy shelf-stable food to our neighbors in Westwood and the surrounding areas and is available to both YMCA members AND the community at large. The Y is excited to be working with Freestore Foodbank to bring additional food security to our community. Preorders may be place using the online ordering system Wednesday through Sunday* and will be ready for pick up on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m.

Order Form

Y Marketplace Day and Hours:  Tuesdays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Y Marketplace
Gamble Nippert YMCA,
3159 Montana Ave., Cincinnati, Oh 45211

The Y is excited and humbled to be working with Freestore Foodbank to bring additional food security to our community, and to uphold our mission of putting Christian principles into practice with the Y Marketplace,” said Jorge Perez, CEO and President of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.  Based on research conducted by Freestore Foodbank, a need for food assistance in a walkable area was identified in the Westwood neighborhood, and the YMCA stepped up and offered the Gamble-Nippert YMCA as an ideal location for a new food pantry.  According to Freestore Foodbank CEO Kurt Reiber, “Food is the single most important foundational element linking all people. Using food to create positive solutions for stability, our programs work to eliminate hunger in the community.” The Y and the Freestore Foodbank have partnered to open the Y Marketplace food pantry at the Gamble-Nippert YMCA.

The Y Marketplace will be open on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Gamble-Nippert YMCA building.  Preorder is strongly recommended; walk-ups will be welcomed but item selection could be limited. Additionally, paper order forms are available at Gamble-Nippert YMCA’s Welcome Center during regular Y building hours.

Preorder Food Option Available:  Wednesdays – Sundays

Use the order form to select your preferred shelf-stable foods. The Y Marketplace staff will prepack your order based on the number of people in your family and have it ready for you on Tuesday for pickup.  The preorder link is closed Monday – Tuesday.

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati