COVID Response: Hockomock Area YMCA

May 26, 2021

When its facilities closed on March 15th, the Hockomock Area YMCA, which serves 15 communities, shifted its focus to meet two critical community needs, food security and emergency childcare. Despite losing 41% of its membership and nearly 100% of programming revenue, they remained focused on being strong community partners and good resource stewards. The Emergency Response Fund grants totaling $315,000 helped them fill these needs. Since last March, they have been providing quality emergency childcare programming for 80 children of healthcare providers, first responders, and other essential personnel. Additionally, they have served approximately 87,297 meals and distributed more than 8,680 family food bags. At the start of the program, they distributed less than 80 bags. Today, they are consistently distributing more than 1,000 each week, an increase of more than 1200%.

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