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Feed the Need

Curves food drive continues through March 23 in Morris

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:32 a.m. CST

Curves International is hosting its 15th annual Food Drive, “Feed the Need,” and challenges Curves’ club members in the U.S. and Canada to meet a  goal of 100,000 donations during the two week period of March 11 – March 23.

Each club, including Curves of Morris, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or to make cash contributiions to support their local community food bank.

In addition, Curves of Morris will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local  food bank during the two week period.

The offer is based on first visit enrollment, minimum 12 month e.f.t. program  or joining Curves Complete and is open to new members only.

When combined donations from all Curves clubs reaches the goal of 100,000 donations, Curves International will donate 10 percent of March 2013 profits to “Blessings in a Backpack,” a non-profit organization that ensures that impoverished elementary school children are fed on the 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,” said a Curves of Morris staff member.

“We want to help feed local families and school children who would otherwise go hungry on the weekends – and we also want to ‘feed the need’ of local women seeking a health and fitness program that fits their busy lifestyle.”

Since its inception, the total contributions to local food banks from the annual Curves Food Drive exceed 75,000,000 pounds of food, according to Curves Vice President of Marketing Mike Raymond.

“Each year, we encourage our clubs and members to donate even more than the year before.  Our annual Food Drive is a great way for members and their communities to fill a real need by restocking the shelves in local food pantries across the U.S. and Canada during a time when they are usually low.”

For more information about Curves of Morris, located at 1802 N. Division St., Suite 703, and the 2013 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Morris staff member at 815-941-1651 or 9BXT5RU9@curvesmail.com.

About Curves

Curves is the largest fitness franchise in the world, helping women in over 90 countries lead healthier lives. The company was founded in 1993 by Gary and Diane Heavin, who saw an opportunity to provide a fast, affordable workout for women in an industry that had often focused primarily on the needs of men.

Since then, the company has continued to innovate, most recently with the launch of Curves Complete, an integrated program that combines exercise, meal plans, and one-on-one coaching for more effective weight loss.

For additional information, please visit www.curves.com.

About Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 61,000+ children in the U.S. and Canada and two other countries. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnerships carried out in public schools.

For more information about Blessings in a Backpack, please visit http://www.blessingsinabackpack.org/Home.aspx.###

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