13th Annual Curves Food Drive kicks off in April

Local residents are encouraged to make a difference through the 13th annual Curves Food Drive which is set to kick off this April.Throughout the month, Curves of Borger will participate in this drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank. From April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30.“Our goal is to top the donation that we made last year,” Clesta Collins of Curves of Borger said. “This is a great opportunity for the members of our Curves community to help strengthen the Borger community too. Everything that our members donate at our club will benefit local families in need.”In addition to the food and monetary donations that each gym collects, Curves International is offering gyms the opportunity to wish cash prizes for their local food banks. Prizes will be awarded to clubs with the most food collected, clubs who beat their 2010 donation level by the largest amount and to two randomly selected clubs drawn from all the clubs who enter the contest.Curves clubs have donated more than 61 million pounds of food in the U.S. and Canada since 2004.Last year, Curves International made a $500 donation to Living Water Ministries due to the tremendous success from the people of Borger. The Borger Curves also won a trophy and bragging rights with the Amarillo clubs for collecting the most food per member between the participating clubs.Local citizens are challenged to top last year’s results, drop their non-perishable food or money donation by Curves, 515 North Main, Borger. The goal is to fill the front window with food for the food bank.This year’s food drive will get off to a strong start when Curves International founders Gary and Diane Heavin are featured on ABC Television’s new show, “Secret Millionaire,” airing Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c.The Curves founders’ episode will help Curves members understand how the Curves Food drive is the perfect opportunity for each of them to give back to their own communities.“The past few years have been difficult for many families,” D. Heavin said. “Curves’ annual food drive is one way that everyone in the Borger area can make a real difference for a local family that is struggling. We encourage everyone, not just our members or those who are thinking about joining our gym, to make a cash donation or drop off a bag of non-perishable food items in April.”For more information about Curves of Borger, 515 North Main, and the 2011 Curves Food Drive, contact Curves of Borger at 273-8388. For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com.