Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicking off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on Thursday, March 1, with a challenge to all Curves clubs to meet or exceed last year's donations. Each club, including Curves clubs in the Hillsborough area, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support area community food banks. In addition, Curves clubs in the Hillsborough area 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 from March 12 to 25.
"Curves 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 communities where our clubs are located," said Curves founder Diane Heavin. "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. Area Curves clubs may also qualify to win cash prizes for their local food banks. Curves International will award 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 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."
For more information about Curves women's gyms in the Hillsborough area and the 2012 Curves Food Drive, please contact one of the following Curves locations:
• Curves of Durham, located at 1829 Martin Lurther King Jr. Pkwy., at (919) 489-6800 or 97AF9QJ@curvesmail.com
• Curves of Durham, located at 4711 Hope Valley Road, Ste. 4B, at (919) 489-6200 or 97OGBY@curvesmail.com
• Curves of Burlington, located at 235 South Graham Hopedale Road, at (336) 513-4747 or 97PGS6G7@curvesmail.com
• Curves of Graham, located at 101 Ivey Road, at (336) 222-7008 or 97PVC5RML@curvesmail.com
• Curves of Mebane, located at 1239-C S. 5th St., at (919) 304-3481 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com.