Curves of State College and Bellefonte have raised nearly $300 for local food banks as part of the company’s annual food drive.
A Curves International event, “Feed the Need,” is in its 15th year, according to a news release issued by Curves of State College. The drive challenges Curves club members in the United States and Canada to raise $100,000 in donations during a two-week period to benefit local food banks.
Donations of non-perishable food items and cash collected from March 11 to 23 at both the State College and Bellefonte Curves will be presented to the State College Area Food Bank and the Faith Center Food Pantry in Bellefonte.
Curves of State College Owner Susan Hanna said Curves participates in the drive every year to “support the tireless efforts of the local food banks in serving those who are less fortunate, and to continue Curves’ annual tradition to help persons in need.”
Last year, Curves of Bellefonte collected 542.6 pounds of food and $90 in cash for the Faith Centre, and the State College Curves contributed 1,066 pounds of food and $145 in cash for the State College Area Food Bank, Hanna said. That brings last year’s total to 1,608.6 pounds of food and $235 cash, she said.
This year, Curves of Bellefonte raised $90 in cash and 344 pounds of food. Curves of State College raised $150 in cash and 527 pounds of food.
“Many of our Curves members look forward yearly to either shopping for the food drive, giving items from their own pantries, or donating money,” Hanna said. “Members coming to work out, and at the same time bringing items enables members to easily give to the community, all in one place.”