A local Minot Weight Watcher group joined the fight against two global epidemics -- hunger and obesity -- by participating in the Fourth Annual Lose For Good campaign. As local Weight Watchers members lose weight, they've also been collecting food to donate to the Minot Salvation Army to help their neighbors in need. Within seven weeks, the group lost 1,887.2 pounds, and collected 804.4 pounds of food.
"The Lose For Good campaign provides a chance for folks to adopt a healthier lifestyle, reduce their weight and help someone in need," said Roberta Ewert, Weight Watchers Territory Manager. "Some members have brought in food donations equivalent to their weight loss so they can make sure their loss is someone else's gain."
Submitted Photo - - As local Weight Watchers members lose weight, they’ve also been collecting food to donate to the Minot Salvation Army to help their neighbors in need. As part of the Weight Watchers fourth annual Lose For Good Campaign, the group lost 1,887.2 pounds and collected 804.4 pounds of food.
The Lose For Good Campaign strives to bridge the gap between families and nutritious foods. In the United States, data shows 17.1 million homes lack access and resources to enough food for a healthy life (Source: FRAC 2010). At the same time, the United States has the highest obesity rate in the world with 73 million people (27 percent) being classified as obese (Source: Centers for Disease Control).
As members lose weight, Weight Watchers will donate up to $1 million to two hunger-fighting organizations Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger. Since the campaign's inception, Weight Watchers has donated $3 million to its charitable partners and has collected nearly 5 million pounds of food for local food banks across the country.