Less proved to be more for Second Harvest North Florida this month when members of Jacksonville area Weight Watchers groups paid a visit with more than 800 pounds of nonperishable food donations.
Weight Watchers is conducting its second annual Lose For Good™ campaign to fight hunger at a local and global level. Across the country, Weight Watchers locations are conducting food drives to benefit food banks in their community. In the Jacksonville area, all food donations are being made to Second Harvest North Florida.
The 10 Jacksonville area Weight Watchers locations joined forces to make this initial donation, the total weight of which represents the combined weight lost by the individuals who delivered it.
“It was an amazing sight to see the food that was donated on behalf of the members of Weight Watchers,” said Jim Chynoweth, director of procurement and agency relations for Second Harvest. “Those ladies put in a tremendous amount of work. The weight of the food represented the hard work they have put in, and subsequent weight loss they have enjoyed as a result. These donations meant a great deal to them, and I can assure them that they extremely valuable to us at Second Harvest because of the people we will be able to feed as a result.”
The Lose For Good campaign continues through the end of October, and according to Lisa Craig of Weight Watchers, the group’s goal is to continue dropping pounds and transferring that weight into nonperishable donations to Second Harvest.
“We are so excited about our second year of Lose For Good,” Craig said. “Last year we donated over two tons of food in Jacksonville, and it was the first year of our initiative. We are hoping for even bigger numbers this year.”
Pictured: (Top) A group of Weight Watchers staffers with their more than 800 pounds of donated nonperishable items. (Bottom) Kim Hoffman with 80 pounds of rice that was donated, representing the 80 pounds she lost through the program.