Friday March 15, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- 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 during the two week period of March 11 to March 23.

Each club, including Curves of Brattleboro, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves clubs in the Brattleboro 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 during the two-week period.

When combined donations from all Curves clubs reach the goal of 100,000 donations, Curves International will donate 10 percent of 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.

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.

For more information about Curves and the 2013 Curves Food Drive, please contact one of the following Brattleboro-area Curves clubs or visit www.curves.com: Curves of Brattleboro, 464 Putney Rd., at 802-257-3500 or 9BXY0DG7@curvesmail.com; Curves of Bellows Falls, 41 The Square, Ste. 6, at 802-463-9121 or 9BYVCS6LK@curvesmail.com.