Curves of Middlebury is encouraging women in the area to show their philanthropic strength by participating in the annual Curves Food Drive. Even though donating food to families in need is its own reward, the club is offering compelling incentives for both existing and potential members who participate.
From March 1 to 31, Curves of Middlebury will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area.
The goal, according to Barbara Pelton of Curves, is for the community to come together to help families in need.
"At the core of our business is the message that women are stronger when they rally together, and that is the point we hope to bring home with our food drive," said Pelton. "We want to show our community just how powerful the generosity of our members can be."
According to Pelton, members who donate a bag of groceries or make a minimum donation of $30 during the month of March will receive a reusable Curves grocery freezer bag for free. Non-members who do likewise between March 8 and 20 can join Curves for free. Curves will waive the cost to join.
Pelton said that as part of this effort, Curves of Middlebury will be participating in a company-wide contest for the most food drive donations collected by Curves locations across the nation. Winners will receive one of several cash prizes to be donated to their local food bank. Each year, Curves locations collectively donate millions of pounds of food to feed the hungry.
For more information about Curves of Middlebury, located at 99 Maple St., Ste. 13 B, and the Curves Food Drive, contact Barbara Pelton at 382-9100 or 974Y0WIO@curvesmail.com.