From March 1 to 31, Curves of Cedartown will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. The goal, according to Cathy Norton of Curves of Cedartown, 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 Norton. "We want to show our community just how powerful the generosity of our members can be."
According to Norton, 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.
Norton says that as part of this effort, Curves of Cedartown 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.
"We hope women in the Cedartown area will come together and participate in this initiative," added Norton. "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 Curves of Cedartown, located at 406. Main St., and the Curves Food Drive, contact Cathy Norton at 770-748-3471 or 9ZY8WA3@curvesmail.com.
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Curves also works to help women lose weight, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise metabolism with its groundbreaking, scientifically proven method that ends the need for perpetual dieting. Founders Gary and Diane Heavin are considered the innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available to around 4 million women globally, many of whom are in the gym for the first time. With nearly 10,000 locations worldwide, Curves is the world's largest fitness franchise. For more information, please visit: www.curves.com.