Fresh Beginnings

The YMCA seeks to strengthen the El Paso community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility through Fresh Beginnings, a project that incorporates community education and participation in selecting, growing, and preparing nutritious meals.  The mantra of the project is “Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day, teach them how to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.”  The project will focus on two areas in Northeast El Paso, where many live below the poverty level.  Families in these neighborhoods are faced with issues that lead to poor quality of life; many live in a ‘food desert’, meaning that they lack access to a nearby grocery store or other source of fresh produce and nutritious meal options.