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YMCA to provide grab-and-go lunches over Spring Break

Although the YMCA itself is closed, the facility is working to extend their outreach efforts to youth over Spring Break. Although the YMCA itself is closed, the facility is working to extend their outreach efforts to youth over Spring Break. | 

Created: April 05, 2020 05:12 PM

This next week marks the start of Spring Break for a number of Northland kids and the YMCA hopes to keep them energized, happy and fed.

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Monday through Friday, grab-and-go lunches will be distributed from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Downtown YMCA, the Harbor Highlands Community Center and the Gary New Duluth Rec Center.

“We’re really happy to work with a lot of great partners including the Gary New Duluth Rec Alliance, Whole Foods, Edgewater and even Cash Wise donated some bags to use to really put together meal bags that will also contain some personal hygiene items so that we can make sure everybody has what they need to be safe and healthy next week,” Sara Cole, CEO of the Duluth Area YMCA said.

Cole says the YMCA has also been working to continue supporting their elderly population during this time through calling to check in and chat.

“We want to insure they have what they need in terms of food and medication and if they need help getting anything we want to help them,” Cole said.

Cole also encourages people to check out the Y’s virtual workout, activities and games as folks head into Spring Break. These can be found here.

“The YMCA is here for the community. We've been proud to serve the Duluth area community since 1870 and it's our goal and our mission to make sure every single member of our community has what they need to be healthy and strong even during this time of crisis,” Cole said.

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