Gym launches food drive

Curves gym is collecting non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit area food banks.

Curves gym is collecting non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit area food banks.

During the month of April Curves gyms in the Penticton area will participate in the 13th annual Curves food drive.

“Our goal is to top the donation that we made last year,” said Curves founder Diane Heavin. “The past few years have been difficult for many families. Curves annual food drive is one way that everyone in the Penticton area can make a real difference for a community family that is struggling. We encourage everyone, not just our members or those who are thinking about joining one of our gyms, to make a cash donation or drop off a bag of non-perishable food items in April.”

Curves clubs have donated more than 27.6 million kilograms of food in the U.S. and Canada since 2004.

Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable food drive grocery bag.

In addition to the food and monetary donations that each gym collects, Curves International is offering gyms the opportunity to win cash prizes for their local food banks. Prizes will be awarded to clubs with the most food collected, clubs who beat their 2010 donation level by the largest amount and to two randomly selected clubs who enter the contest.