David MacBain

David MacBain

Women pump out support

Women working out to shed pounds have also pumped out pounds of support for those in need.

Curves has announced that the 2011 13th annual food drive brought in 1,000 pounds in Vernon.

The event will benefit Vernon’s Salvation Army House of Hope.  Worldwide, Curves members have donated more than 61 million pounds of food since 2004.

“Our members have generous hearts. So, it’s no surprise to me that they rallied behind the food drive,” said Angela Yablonski, Vernon Curves franchise owner.

“We set a goal of collecting 1,000 pounds of food and we met that goal!  I am really proud of our ladies.”

But the food donations weren’t just from the Vernon Curves members. Non-members also brought in bags of groceries in exchange for an opportunity to join Curves with a waived service fee.

Yablonski says it’s notable that in these tough economic times, thousands of women took advantage of this opportunity to help themselves become healthier while contributing to the needs of their community’s less fortunate residents. Last month’s Food Drive accounted for 30 new memberships at the Vernon Curves.

“Curves and our members are delighted to help our community,” said Yablonski.

“The food drive is an excellent program that fits perfectly with the Curves philosophy: promoting the health of the whole woman.


“The opportunity for our members to give back to the Vernon community promotes the spirit of giving.”