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 through Saturday. Each club, including Curves of Fort Dodge, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash to support its community food bank.
In addition, Curves of Fort Dodge 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 before Saturday.
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 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 75,000,000 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."
Curves of Fort Dodge, 125 S. Third St, can be reached at 573-1167.