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Weight Watchers donate 164 pounds to Food Bank

October 23, 2013 · Updated 4:52 PM

Front row, left to right: Carol Kulminski, Terri Gilleland, Beth Baker. Middle row, l-r: Madie Murray, Jacqueline Daigle, Jo Myers, Eileen Krampitz. Back row l-r: Eric and Sarah (visitors from Tennessee) and Marj Frankl. Orcas Island Weight Watchers started this past January. / Contributed photo

Between Sept. 15 and Oct. 12, Weight Watchers International conducted a charitable drive called Lose For Good, where it would help fight hunger by donating up to $500,000 to its charitable partners, Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger, as its members lost weight – up to 2 million pounds over the duration of the campaign.

In addition, its individual members were urged to support their community by donating food to their local food bank.  This past week, in the spirit of the campaign, the Orcas Island Weight Watchers group delivered a total of 164 pounds of food items to the Orcas Island Food Bank.

The Orcas Island Weight Watchers started this past January with 20 participants.  There are now 43 registered members with an average attendance of 20 at each 10 a.m. Saturday morning meeting at the Funhouse Commons.  There are eight lifetime members that have reached their goal weight and are maintaining it with a healthy lifestyle.

To date, Orcas Island members have lost a total of 894 pounds and have set a goal to reach 1,000 pounds by the end of the year.


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