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      Lose weight, feed others

      'Lose a Pound, Give a Pound.'

      If you need some motivation to lose weight, the Adair County YMCA is hoping you will join their challenge. The YMCA is hosting 'Lose a Pound, Give a Pound.' It is a free program for members and the community to get healthy and lose weight.â??We'll weigh them,â?? said Membership and Wellness Director Diane Corder.

      Corder said they hope to weigh everyone once a week.â??For every pound that they lose, we ask that they donate a pound of food and then all of that food will go to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri,â?? she said.

      The Food Bank Regional Coordinator said she hopes to reach their goal of a ton. â??The food will be distributed here in Kirksville that our agencies of the Food Bank,â?? said Susan Dublin. â??That is the Salvation Army and the Christian Community Food Depot, so thatâ??s where the food will go before Thanksgiving.â?? All you have to do is register for the event with the YMCA. The event begins September 23 and last until November 15.

      For more information you can contact Susan Dublin at 773-719-7218 or Diane Corder at 660-665-1922.

      Click HERE for a link to the Food Bank of for Central and Northeast Missouri.