Archive for Thursday, November 12, 2009

Weight Watchers members donate food as they lose weight

Lawrence Weight Watchers took part in the national Lose for Good campaign. Members exercised and donated food according to the weight they lost.

November 12, 2009


The Lawrence Weight Watchers center donated 400 pounds of food and diapers to local pantries on Thursday.

The donation was part of the national company’s second annual “Lose For Good” campaign that aims to raise awareness about two global epidemics — obesity and hunger.

Erin Easum, coordinator for the Lawrence center, said a majority of the center’s 200 members participated in the six-week campaign that ended in mid-October. They lost a total of 1,852 pounds and celebrated by donating food to represent their achievements.

Catherine Keeton, ECKAN Just Food coordinator, said local pantries are seeing an increase in need as the holidays approach. She said the timing couldn’t be better.

“We definitely appreciate efforts like this and it does all add up and really make a difference,” Keeton said.

Nationally, Weight Watchers shed 4 million pounds. As a result, the company donated $1 million to two organizations that fight hunger — Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger.


mdrndgtl 8 years, 3 months ago

Weight Watchers' members are finally giving back what they took from our poor starving community...

RKLOG 8 years, 3 months ago

Does anyone want a half eaten canole?

RKLOG 8 years, 3 months ago

And I'm afraid to ask what the diapers were for...

Erin Pfannenstiel 8 years, 3 months ago

Congrats to the WW members for the lost weight and the community service you've provided in this food drive. Losing weight is not an easy thing to do (I, myself, am currently down 62 lbs) so I commend you for taking steps to improve your health and for thinking of others while doing so. You've done some very good things.

As for the other snark-filled posts, what have you done to help your community? How would you feel if someone took a verbal dump on the good things you've done to help others? I say either put up or shut up.

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