Curves exercises food bank fundraiser in March

The Curves Club in Williams Lake is joining Curves International in its 14th annual food bank drive starting March 1.

The Curves Club in Williams Lake is joining Curves International in its 14th annual food bank drive starting March 1.

Each club, including Curves of Williams Lake, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank.

In addition, Curves of Williams Lake 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 between March 12 and 25.

“Curves of Williams Lake is committed to supporting the health and  well-being of our members, so the food drive is a natural extension of  that commitment to the whole community,” said a Curves of Williams Lake staff member.

“Many families are struggling with basic expenses and need  some help to make ends meet.  Our food drive gives our members a way to reach out and support their neighbors.”

With a theme of “Good for your body and your soul,” this year’s drive encourages Curves members to feel doubly good about themselves as they  make time to exercise for good health and take time to help others in the community with a donation of nutritious food.

Local Curves clubs may also qualify to win cash prizes for their local food banks.

Curves International is also awarding cash prizes to the clubs that collect the most food, the clubs that show the greatest increase in donations over the 2011  food drive, and to two additional clubs randomly selected from all the clubs who enter the contest.

“We would love to see all of our clubs top their donation levels from last year,” said Curves founder Diane Heavin. “But the main goal of our annual drive is to enlist the help of our members in re-stocking the shelves of local food pantries across the country.  We also hope that new members will take this opportunity to give back to their local communities as they join our Curves community.”

Founded by Gary and Diane Heavin, the Curves program works every major muscle group with a complete 30-minute workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance.

For more information about Curves of Williams Lake, located at 100A-369 Oliver St., and the 2012 Curves Food Drive, call 250-398-8191 or e-mail curvesfw@telus.net. or visit www.curves.com.