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Staying healthy is key to boosting our immune system during a pandemic. As a community leader in health and wellness, the Tampa Y helps families understand the importance of physical activity and a balanced diet.
   When the health crisis started in March 2020, there was a critical need to feed families and the Y’s Veggie Van – A Mobile Market Place did its part to fight food insecurity, serving even more families during this time of need. In partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay, the Veggie Van more than tripled its food distribution to families living in food deserts.
But being healthy isn’t just physical. To be truly healthy, a person must feel like he/she is part of a community. For instance, during the Y’s temporary closure due to COVID-19, YMCA staff reached out to senior members to prevent social isolation and lift their spirits. The YMCA team also produced virtual resources to help community members stay active, healthy and connected in their own home. Additionally, blood drives hosted
at YMCAs across Tampa Bay have positively impacted thousands of lives in 2020.
Since our safe re-opening on May 18, 2020, the Tampa YMCA has been welcoming back families as they work to improve their health and well-being in spirit, mind and body. WATCH the ways the Y remains committed to providing a safe, clean and healthy environment for all:
  Community Impact During COVID-19 | March 22-May 29, 2020 17,500
               Reached out to
Virtual YMCA classes taken. Community members watched 967 hours of Y staff helping them stay active, healthy & connected in their own home
Enough blood donated to impact
2,637 lives
as a result
of OneBlood & LifeSouth blood drives hosted at YMCAs across Tampa Bay
The Tampa Y’s VEGGIE VAN –
A Mobile Market Place more than tripled its food distribution, providing 182,430 pounds of food to 10,135 families living in food deserts, in partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay
senior members to help lift spirits & prevent social isolation

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