The Edmond Sun

March 12, 2013

Curves kicks off its ‘Feed the Need’ food drive


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Curves International announces 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 11-23. Each club, including Curves of Edmond, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash to support their local community food bank.

In addition, Curves of Edmond 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.

When combined donations from all Curves clubs reaches 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 that impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.

Since its inception, the total contributions to local food banks from the annual Curves Food Drive exceed 75 million 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 Edmond, at 610 S. Kelly Ave., Ste. G, and the 2013 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Edmond staff member at 715-1150 or 97S3BIO@curvesmail.com. For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com.