Curves of Sunbury donates food to BWFWS
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Each year for the past 10 years, Curves of Sunbury has offered local residents the opportunity to contribute food and other household items to the Big Walnut Friends Who Share Food Pantry. During the month of March, Curves of Sunbury participates in the Annual Curves Food Drive to benefit local food banks.
With a theme of “Good for your body and your soul”, this year’s drive encouraged Curves members to feel doubly good about themselves as they made time to exercise for good health and took time to help others in the community with a donation of nutritious food.
“The Curves Food Drive is always exciting,” said Joann Hingsbergen, owner of the Sunbury Curves, located at 20 South Vernon Street. “We really appreciate all our ladies helping bring donations in for Big Walnut Friends Who Share, to stock up their food pantry for part of the year. This food goes to help a lot of people in the community who are in need, and our ladies are always very generous.”
BWFWS board president Larry Tornes stopped at Curves last Saturday to load the donated items in a pickup truck to deliver to the Friends Who Share store.
“We certainly appreciate Sunbury Curves commitment to Big Walnut Friends Who Share,” Tornes said. “This community has been tremendous with the contributions they give to us.”
Curves of Sunbury is open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. For more information, call Curves at 740–965-6500.
Big Walnut Friends Who Share, eastern Delaware County’s grassroots social service agency, is an all-volunteer,
non-profit organization that serves anyone in need throughout the Big Walnut area.
The Big Walnut Friends Who Share Store at 216 High Street, Sunbury, is open to those in need on Wednesday mornings from 9 until 11:30 a.m., and during the evening on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
On the second Saturday of each month, senior citizens can visit the Friends Who Share Store from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Volunteers help out at the center from 9 a.m. until 11:30 every Monday morning. The store accepts donated items on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
To volunteer, to donate needed items, or to make a financial contribution to Friends Who Share projects, call 740–965-9596. Cash donations may be sent to Big Walnut Friends Who Share, P.O. Box 424, Sunbury, 43074.
Big Walnut Friends Who Share can be found on the Internet at < bigwalnutfriendswhoshare.org >.