Exercising compassion as well as their muscles at Curves center
By Karen Bartomioli
May, 12, 2011
NORTH CANAAN — Members of the North Canaan Curves fitness center donated 820 pounds of food to the Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry last week.
The nonperishables were collected over the past month by current members and those taking advantage of an offer to join the women-only gym for free in exchange for a bag of groceries.
“Our members have generous hearts. So it’s no surprise to me that they rallied behind the food drive,” said Curves franchise owner Carol Ann Routhier. “We set a goal of collecting 800 pounds of food and we exceeded that goal. I am really proud of our ladies.”
Routhier said the food drive is one of the center’s many community outreach efforts, and fits with the Curves philosophy of promoting the health of the whole woman.
“The opportunity for our members to give back to the North Canaan community promotes the spirit of giving.”