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      Help feed others by losing weight

      It's the first week of Adair County YMCAâ??s Lose a Pound, Give a Pound challenge. Membership and Wellness Director Diane Corder said it's off to a great start.

      Lose a Pound, Give a Pound is a free program for members and the community to get healthy and lose weight. For every pound you lose, the YMCA ask that you donate a pound of food and then all of that food will go to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

      Corder said she hopes to continue this event annually. â??It's a program that we had actually â?| kind of brain stormed at an activity event that we went to and decided to come back and implement it,â?? Corder said. â??(Itâ??s) just to help raise awareness here in (the) Kirksville area about the need for food and also the need to be healthy.â??

      The YMCAâ??s goal is to raise 2,000 pounds of food. The food will be distributed to the agencies of the food bank in Kirksville right before thanksgiving. The event last until November 15, so you still have time to register.

      For a previous story on â??Lose a Pound, Give a Pound,â?? click HERE.