At least 1 in 10 families in the U.S. do not have access to needed food supplies, according to the Department of Agriculture. To help fight this hunger epidemic, Weight Watchers launched its second Annual Lose for Good Campaign on Aug. 30. Locally, the First Baptist Church in Baldwinsville is participating.
Over the next seven weeks, Lose for Good participants working to a healthy weight will also give back to their communities through local food drives. As members invest in their health and their community, Weight Watchers will donate up to one million dollars to two hunger fighting charities, Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger. Local food donations will be sent to the Food Bank of Central New York.
Over a six-week period last year, participants lost an impressive four million pounds, conducted over 2,000 local food drives, and donated 1.5 million pounds of food to food banks nationwide. To cap it all off, Weight Watchers donated one million dollars to Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger. This year, participants hope to do even more good by surpassing those numbers.