Feed the Hungry While You Get in Shape with the Protein Food Drive

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are well behind us and, unfortunately that means that Food Banks and soup kitchens are once again low on food and volunteers. However, a local fitness company is giving away free fitness classes in February to entice people to donate healthier fare to the Food Bank.

Grant Thompson cheering his partner on at the free fitness class

This is a second chance to get moving on your fitness resolutions while you do something for somebody less fortunate that you.

The Capitol Food Bank needs donated protein and a DC based personal training company is doing something about it and getting you in shape free. After Thanksgiving and Christmas people tend to forget about feeding the hungry, in addition most of what gets donated to Food Banks is often the worst quality food because it is the cheapest and has the longest shelf life – lots of added salt, high fructose corn syrup, and trans fat. However, a local fitness company is giving away free fitness classes in February to entice people to donate healthier fare to the Food Bank.

“Protein sources are almost always the items least likely to be donated, yet they are probably the most important items for families short on food,” says Grant Thompson, a Capitol Food Bank consultant. Josef Brandenburg and his company, The Body You Want decided that February would be a great time to have a Protein Food Drive because, “well, the Food Bank needs it, and people are still thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions. So this is a second chance to get moving on your fitness resolutions while you do something for somebody less fortunate that you. It’s two birds with one stone,” says Brandenburg.

In the Protein Food Drive The Food Bank and The Body You Want are looking for non-perishable protein sources like: canned tuna, canned salmon, canned chicken, and natural peanut butter.

What to do?

Bring your non-perishable protein to 1070 Thomas Jefferson St., NW. The Body You Want has bins upstairs and downstairs to collect your donation.

If you’d like to take advantage of the free class offer, come to the same address every or any Sunday in February in comfortable clothes and get ready for a fun, intense, yet safe workout free of intimidation. To RSVP your spot in class call 202-316-1457 or send an email to info(at)thebodyouwant(dot)com.

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