GRAVENHURST – Members of the Gravenhurst Curves are hoping the rest of the community will help them pile up a few thousand pounds or more before March 23 and heap that hefty weight right in the Salvation Army food bank’s hands.
Curves International’s 15th annual food drive, called Feed the Need, has begun, marking the 12th time the local Curves branch has been involved.
Co-owner Debbie Martin said in the past Gravenhurst has shown fantastic support with anywhere between 1,000 and 4,000 pounds of food donated each year.
“With our economy the way it is today, so many people are in need of food and this is our way to help,” she said.
Continuing until March 23, people are asked to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations to the local Curves at 355 Bethune Drive North. Martin explained women who are not currently members and who donate at least $30 of groceries or $30 in cash will be able to save some of the initial joining fees of about $100, and in turn, Curves will donate 10 per cent of the new membership proceeds in March to Blessings in a Back Pack, an international organization that helps feed impoverished children. Otherwise, all local monetary and food donations will be directed straight to the local Salvation Army food bank.
For more information about the drive, contact Curves of Gravenhurst at 705-684-9130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Curves, visit curves.com, and for more information about Blessings in a Backpack, see blessingsinabackpack.org.