Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicking off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year's donations.

Each club, including Curves of Newcomerstown, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition,

Curves of Newcomerstown 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 from March 12-25.

For information about Curves of Newcomerstown, located at 1011 W. State St., and the 2012 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Newcomerstown staff member at 492-9900 or 97X1QPO@curvesmail.com.

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