Curves waves the fee of new members willing to donate to the food bank

Each club, including Curves of Campbell River, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash

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 – March 23.

Each club, including Curves of Campbell River, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash to support their local community food bank.

In addition, Curves of Campbell River 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 reaches the goal of 100,000 donations, Curves International will donate 10 per cent 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.

This year’s theme, Feed the Need, represents both what Curves wants to accomplish with this year’s food drive and what they do as a business – help feed local families and school children who would otherwise go hungry on the weekends – and ‘feed the need’ of local women seeking a health and fitness program that fits their busy lifestyle.

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.

“Each year, we encourage our clubs and members to donate even more than the year before. Our annual Food Drive is a great way for members and their communities to fill a real need by restocking the shelves in local food pantries across the U.S. and Canada during a time when they are usually low.”

For more information about Curves of Campbell River, located at 919 Ironwood Rd., and the 2013 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Campbell River staff member at 250-287-8379 or  For more information about Curves, visit


About Blessings in a Backpack


Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding nearly 61,000+ children in the U.S. and Canada and two other countries.

The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnerships carried out in public schools.

For more information about Blessings in a Backpack, visit