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Annual food drive wraps up this weekend

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POSTED: March 22, 2013 11:01 a.m.

Curves International’s 15th annual food drive, “Feed the Need,” which challenges Curves’ club members in the United States and Canada to meet a goal of 100,000 donations, ends Saturday. Each club, including Curves in Hinesville and Richmond Hill, is accepting donations of non-perishable food or cash to support local food banks. In addition, Curves will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to a local food bank during the drive.
If combined donations from all Curves clubs reach the goal of 100,000 donations, Curves International will donate 10 percent of March profits to “Blessings in a Backpack,” a nonprofit organization that ensures impoverished elementary-school children are fed on weekends throughout the school year.
“This year’s theme, ‘Feed the Need,’ really represents both what we want to accomplish with this year’s food drive and what we do as a business,” Curves Vice President of Marketing Mike Raymond said. “We want to help feed families and school children who would otherwise go hungry on the weekends, and we also want to ‘feed the need’ of women seeking a health-and-fitness program that fits their busy lifestyle.”
Since the drive’s inception, the total contributions to local food banks from the annual Curves food drive exceed 75,000,000 pounds of food, according to Raymond.

 

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