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B'ville Curves to host food drive

Curves is encouraging women in the local area to show their philanthropic strength by participating in the annual Curves Food Drive. And, even though donating food to families in need is its own reward, the clubs are offering compelling incentives for both existing and potential members who participate.

From March 1 to 31, Curves locations in the area will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. The goal, according to Curves Founder Diane Heavin, 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," Heavin said. "We want to show our communities just how powerful the generosity of our members can be."

According to Heavin, 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.

Heavin said as part of this effort, Curves locations in the area will participate 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.

"We hope women in the Baldwinsville area will come together and participate in this initiative," Heavin said. "Even if you're not thinking about joining a gym, you can still drop off your donations. There are so many families right here in our own community who need our help."

For more information about and the Curves Food Drive, contact Sharron Timbers at the Curves of Baldwinsville (27 Oswego St.) at 635-9894 or 97sgwn@curvesmail.com. For more information about Curves, visit curves.com.

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