Hope. Inspiration. Teamwork. For decades, they’ve been the tools used by Weight Watchers to help millions fight the battle of the bulge. And now the organization is utilizing those same tools to help fight another battle—the battle against hunger.
Weight Watchers locations in Greenburgh, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, and Yorktown will host an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. that’s part recruitment event and part food drive. On tap will be special offers, prizes, refreshments, demonstrations and recipes. All are invited and encouraged to bring a non-perishable item to be donated to the Food Bank of Westchester, located in Elmsford. Many members choose to donate an amount of food equivalent to the amount of weight they've lost.
The Open House is part of Weight Watchers’ national “Lose for Good” campaign, whose two charitable partners are Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger. The campaign offers Weight Watchers members and online subscribers an opportunity to make a positive impact on global hunger and chronic malnutrition, simply by losing weight. Since the inaugural campaign in 2008, Weight Watchers has donated $4 million to the campaign's charitable partners to help fight hunger— and is committed to grow that total to $5 million this year.
"Providing the tools to live a healthier life is at the core of our mission, and we're committed to helping our members not only to lose weight to improve their own health, but – through Lose For Good – also the health and lives of others," said Dave Burwick, president, Weight Watchers North America.
For specific times and address locations in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam, visit WeightWatchers.com/LoseForGood.