POSTED: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 9:14am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Curves International is kicking off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves clubs to meet or exceed last year's donations.
Each club, including Curves clubs in the Baton Rouge area, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support area community food banks.
In addition, Curves clubs in the Baton Rouge area 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 from March 12–25.
"Curves is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our members, so the food drive is a natural extension of that commitment to the communities where our clubs are located," said Curves founder Diane Heavin. "Many families are struggling with basic expenses and need some help to make ends meet. Our food drive gives our members a way to reach out and support their neighbors."