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Four mornings a week, Brenda rides the bus to the Kandiyohi County Area YMCA to work out. In March, in addition to her workout gear, she brought groceries like peanut butter, soup, and green beans with her to donate to the Y's "Feed the Need" campaign. March is Minnesota Food Share Month and collected items were given to the local food shelf for the Radio for Relief event on March 24. The food shelf helped her out many years ago, so Brenda wants to give back by bringing in food donations.

For Brenda, the Y is a way to avoid isolation and to stay engaged for her physical and mental health. She enjoys the sense of comradery she feels with the Y staff and the others who come to work out.

So why does Brenda Y?

“People at the Y have become like friends and family!”