BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Curves ‘Feed the Need’ food drive kicks off

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 until March 23. Each club, including Curves of Dunkirk, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Dunkirk 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 Interna-tional will donate 10 percent of March’s 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.

“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,” said a Curves of Dunkirk staff member. “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 seeking a health and fitness program that fits their busy lifestyle.”

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.”

For more information about Curves of Dunkirk, located at 1170 Central Ave., Dunkirk, and the 2013 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Dunkirk staff member at 679-2878 or mnyweide@yahoo.com.

For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com.

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 March 23.

About Blessings

in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 61,000 children in the U.S. and three other countries. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnerships carried out in public schools. For more information about Blessings in a Backpack, please visit www.blessingsinabackpack.org/Home.aspx.