Annual Curves food drive kicks off

Members of Curves gyms in Fernie and Sparwood are helping local families by collecting for Elk Valley food banks this month.

Members of Curves gyms in Fernie and Sparwood are helping local families by collecting for Elk Valley food banks this month.

During the month of April, Curves gyms will participate in the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive and collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit area food banks.

“Our goal is to top the donation that we made last year,” said Curves founder Diane Heavin.  “This is a great opportunity for the members of our Curves community to help strengthen the Fernie area community, too.

“Everything that our members donate at their local clubs will benefit local families in need.”

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 drawn from all the clubs who enter the contest.

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

“The past few years have been difficult for many families,” said Heavin.

“Curves annual Food Drive is one way that everyone in the Elk Valley 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 in Fernie is located at 1561 10th Avenue, and in Sparwood at 112 Centennial Square.

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