Or, 2,083 Mini Cooper Hardtops, depending on your taste in vehicles.
It's hard to imagine what 7 million pounds look like, but let's give it a shot. Picture 424 adult male African Bush elephants parading nose-to-tail. Too cliche'? How about 680 Hummer H1 Alphas or 2,083 Mini Cooper Hardtops? That's tons of tonnage.
That's how much food was collected and donated to local food pantries by Curves clubs this spring. And some of it was delivered in the same vehicles in which it was originally purchased.
Towns all across North America were treated to shopping cart parades as Curves owners, staff and members pushed literally tons of food to their local food pantries.
Curves clubs competed against each other and the clubs that collected the highest number of pounds per member received additional funds for the food pantries of their choice. Winners are:
- Fort Erie, ON, Canada, with 200.42 lbs per member
- Albuquerque, NM - Los Ranchos, with 101.45 lbs per member
- Onaway, MI, with 100.75 lbs per member
- Philomath, OR, with 98.89 lbs per member
- Yorkville, IL, with 82.97 lbs per member
Four additional clubs were chosen randomly to receive $500 awards for their food pantries:
- Fairfield Glade, TN
- Borger, TX
- Atwater, CA
- Edmonton, AB, Canada
The Curves Food drive has collected more than 61 million pounds of food since 2004.
To read one of the many stories the Curves Food Drive generated, this one by Becky Malkovich/photos by Alan Rogers in The Southern
, click here.