On Sept. 12, Weight Watchers members in Payson took a big bite out of helping to feed the hungry. In fact, they gave non-perishable food — a whopping 185 pounds — to St. Vincent de Paul Society as part of Weight Watchers of Arizona’s 5th Annual Lose for Good Campaign.
“We are thrilled that Weight Watchers members in Payson have again made a significant impact during a time of unprecedented need in the food bank’s history,” said Deborah Wright, general manager at Weight Watchers of Arizona, a franchise of Weight Watchers International, Inc. “We thank both members and staff for their utmost generosity.”
Lose for Good was created to empower people to get healthier while also giving back to others in need. The program addresses two global epidemics — obesity and chronic hunger and malnutrition. Since the inaugural campaign in 2008, Weight Watchers members in Arizona have donated 85,000 pounds of food to food bank partners statewide. Nationally, Weight Watchers has donated $4 million to Share Our Strength® and Action Against Hunger, the campaign’s charitable partners, and is committed to grow that total to $5 million this year.