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Ymca Food Program
3/20/2020
 
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Earlier This Week, We Toldyou About The Centre County YMCA Providing Meals To School Kids In 7 School Districts. Organizers Have Quickly Found Out They Need More Food Than Originally Estimated, And Paying For The Meal Is Expected To Be Part Of The New Federal Funding. Gary Sinderson Has More On Our Story. On Hand Friday To Take A Firsthand Look At The Ymca Food Program. Congressman Gt Thompson Was Getting A Lot Of Questions About The Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill. Two Bills Already Passed. Phase Three In The Works. "The Next Phase, We Continue To Assess And See What Are The Needs, And That's Important.To Me, That Is The Difference Between Emotional Leadership And Thoughtful Leadership, And We Need Thoughtful Leadership. We Need To See Where The Economic Harm Is Occurring, And There Is Economic Harm Already, But We Need To Collect Information." For The Ymca Anti-Hunger Program That Got Started Tuesday, That The Man Growingquickly. "One Of The Things We Are Seeing Out Of The Gate Is A Lot Of People Still Aren't Believing , But Now Starting Yesterday People Are Now Starting To Say They Went To the Grocery Store, They Are Not Finding Things." One Source For Funding For This And Other Community Grass Roots Program, The Federal Agriculture Department. "For Food Security, This Is Another One Of Our Incredible Tools To Get Out Into The Rural Communities, Which Will Be Impacted To A Great Extent With This Shutdown That We Have Now In Pennsylvania." Sustaining A Sizable Collection And Distribution Program Like At The Ymca Is A Private Public Deal. Grants And Donations. "The Financial Support At This Time Is Basically Everything. There Still Are Large Distributors That We're Able To Get Food From, But A Lot Of These Are Cash Deals Only."
  
 
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