Curves food drive brings in 637 pounds

Published 10:20 am Thursday, May 26, 2011

COLLECTING THE DONATED FOOD are, from the left, Allison Harrell, Lisa Gray and Lucy Yeats, who are loading up the food to be donated to the Bainbridge Family Connection.

The Bainbridge Curves fitness franchisor recently reported it brought in 637 pounds of locally contributed food for the 2011 13th Annual Food Drive, which will benefit Bainbridge Family Connection.

“Our members have generous hearts. So, it’s no surprise to me that they rallied behind the food drive,” said Lucy Yeats, Bainbridge Curves franchise owner. “We set a goal of collecting 1,000 pounds of food, and we almost met that goal!  I am really proud of our ladies.”

But the food donations weren’t just from the Bainbridge Curves members. Non-members also brought in bags of groceries in exchange for an opportunity to join Curves with a waived service fee.

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It’s notable that in these tough economic times, thousands of women took advantage of this opportunity to help themselves become healthier while contributing to the needs of their community’s less fortunate residents.

Last month’s Food Drive accounted for eight new memberships at the Bainbridge Curves.

“Curves and our members are delighted to help our community,” said Yeats. “The Food Drive is an excellent program that fits perfectly with the Curves philosophy: Promoting the health of the whole woman. The opportunity for our members to give back to the Bainbridge community promotes the spirit of giving.”

Worldwide, Curves members have donated more than 61 million pounds of food since 2004.

For more information about Curves of Bainbridge, located at 120 N. Clay St., contact Lucy Yeats at (229) 246-1348 or