In response to COVID-19/Coronavirus, in March the YMCA of Greater Boston closed all of its branches for fitness and aquatics and reopened them as “Emergency Child Care Centers” (ECC) for the children of parents who are essential workers – healthcare providers, first responders, police and firefighters and others. We also took action to prevent hunger and partnered with others to deliver meals and essentials to children, families and seniors. As of July 27, all branches are open and we continue, along with our partners, to address hunger prevention, social-emotional connection, access to wellness and eliminate health disparities during the pandemic.
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020, the YMCA of Greater Boston provided:
| 69,000 Visits to our virtual fitness and online educational classes | 2.9 Million Grab and Go Meals delivered to children and adults |
| 162,413 Bags of groceries delivered, feeding a family of 4 for 3 days & seniors for 1 week | 1.24 Million Hours of Safe & Nurturing Care |
| 3,018 Children enrolled in Early Education, Day Camp, Summer Learning, Afterschool and Community Learning Center programs |
| 446 Teens employed this summer, elevating their self-worth and self-confidence | 70 Hunger Prevention Distribution Sites |