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Story last updated at 3:54 PM on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Curves begins annual food drive




Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, 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 of Homer, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Homer will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to the Homer Community Food Pantry between March 12-25.

"Curves of Homer 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 whole community," according to a press release. "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."

With a theme of "Good for your body and your soul," this year's drive encourages Curves members to feel doubly good about themselves as they make time to exercise for good health and take time to help others in the community with a donation of nutritious food. Curves clubs also may qualify to win cash prizes for their local food banks. Curves International will award cash prizes to the clubs that collect the most food, the clubs that show the greatest increase in donations over the 2011 food drive, and to two additional clubs randomly selected from all the clubs who enter the contest.

For more information about Curves of Homer, located at 378 E. Pioneer Ave., and the 2012 Curves Food Drive, contact Curves of Homer at 235-6539 or 9BJT2IO@curvesmail.com. For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com.

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