“Feed the Need” Food Drive Kicks Off in March!
We’re asking our members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash to support the Missoula local food bank. In addition, we are waiving 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 month of March.*
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. 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 for a health and fitness program that fits their busy lifestyle.
Each year, we encourage our members to donate even more than the year before. The annual Food Drive is a great way for our members to fill a real need by restocking the shelves of the local food bank when they are usually low. Total contributions to local food banks in the U.S. and Canada from the annual Curves Food Drive top an amazing 75,000,000 pounds of food!
In addition to our local drive, when combined donations from all Curves clubs reach the 100,000 donation goal, Curves International will donate 10% of their 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.
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.
* Offer based on first visit enrollment, minimum 12 month e.f.t. program or joining Curves Complete. New members only. Not valid with any other offer. Valid only at participating locations through 3.30.13. © 2013 Curves International, Inc.