Drive to aid children’s charity

MARQUETTE – Curves is conducting its 15th Annual Food Drive, “Feed the Need,” and challenges Curves’ club members in the U.S. and Canada to meet a goal of 100,000 donations through Saturday. Each club, including Curves of Marquette, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Marquette will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank during the event.

When combined donations from all Curves clubs reaches the goal of 100,000 donations, Curves International will donate 10 percent of March 2013 profits to “Blessings in a Backpack,” a non-profit organization that ensures that impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.

For information about Curves of Marquette, located at 1108 Champion St., and the 2013 Curves Food Drive, call 906-228-2878 or email For information about Curves, visit