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Chelmsford Curves clients feed the hungry

By: Heidi Ulrichsen - Sudbury Northern Life

 | Apr 03, 2014 - 11:03 AM |
The clients at the Chelmsford Curves brought in more than 1,000 pounds of food during a recent food drive. Supplied photo.

The clients at the Chelmsford Curves brought in more than 1,000 pounds of food during a recent food drive. Supplied photo.

Gym surpasses food drive goal

The Chelmsford Curves is a bit crowded these days, with boxes and cans of non-perishable food, but Johanne Blais said she doesn't mind.

The gym's part owner said it's a small price to pay for feeding the hungry.


Every year around this time, the fitness studio holds a food drive in benefit of Chelmsford's food bank, usually bringing about 500 pounds of food.

But this year, Blais decided to challenge her clients to bring in at least 1,000 pounds of food. She waived part of the membership fees for anyone joining the gym during the food drive, as long as they brought in food donations.

In just two weeks, the Chelmsford Curves clients brought in 1,034 pounds of food.

“They're overjoyed that they've brought in that amount of food, that they've come together as a group as our little Curves community, and have given back so much,” Blais said.

When she phoned the food bank and told them about the food drive's success, Blais learned the donation comes at a crucial time.

“People give before Christmas, but then it sort of whittles down,” she said. “Their shelves are getting fairly empty.”
Heidi Ulrichsen

Heidi Ulrichsen

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