Waterford, CT - On Friday, December 6th, Planet Fitness presented Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank with a $17,482.79 donation to be shared by each charity respectively. Jordan Nyberg, events coordinator of Foodshare accepted $2,429.80 for the Hartford and Tolland Counties they represent and Nancy Carrington, the president & CEO of Connecticut Food Bank accepted $15,052.99 for all remaining counties in Connecticut.
Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgment Free Zone® and affordable prices partnered this November with Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare – two local organizations that share in the mission to provide nutritious food to people in need. Starting on November 3rd through November 13th, new Planet Fitness members were invited to name the amount of their enrollment fee starting as low as $5. One hundred percent of the enrollment fees were then donated to Connecticut Food Bank or Foodshare. Additionally, participating locations collected non-perishable food items for each of the food banks in bulk collecting a total of 7,280 lbs worth of food.
part of their commitment to the local community, Planet Fitness
franchise owner Jason Price was in attendance to present Connecticut Food Bank
and Foodshare with a $17,482.79 total
donation from a November promotion. “We are thrilled to partner with Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare to
help provide nutritious food to those who need it most, especially during the
holiday season when there is increasing demand for food assistance.” stated
Price “Many thanks go to our new members who reached out and gave with their
Foodshare estimates that $1 donated can provide 3 meals. The total Planet Fitness donation yielded approximately 52,500 meals for Connecticut families in need this holiday season.
Cutline for attached photo: Planet Fitness Pick Your Own Price Promotion raises $17,482.79 to fight Hunger. Pictured Left to Right Jason Price, owner of Planet Fitness, Jordan Nyberg, Foodshare Events Coordinator, Nancy Carrington, Connecticut Food Bank President & CEO and Kara Marszal, Meriden Planet Fitness Manager.
About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is now the fastest-growing full size health club franchise in the United States, and has revolutionized the industry with a combination of extremely low prices and a unique, friendly, and hassle-free environment called the Judgment Free Zone®.
Planet Fitness has nearly 700 locations nationwide and has grown to more than 4.5 million members. The company prides itself on giving people an unbeatable value, top-notch facilities, in an atmosphere that welcomes people of all fitness levels, especially first-time gyms users. All Planet Fitness clubs feature a wide selection of state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, and offers unlimited fitness instruction included in the low price membership.
Planet Fitness is a national brand partner of NBC’s The Biggest Loser®. For more information visit, www.PlanetFitness.com.
About Connecticut Food Bank
Connecticut Food Bank serves more than 650 local emergency food assistance programs in six of Connecticut's eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham. Connecticut Food Bank distributes 36 tons of food every business day.
About FoodshareFoodshare is the heart of greater Hartford’s fight against hunger, bringing together individuals and organizations to create effective solutions to end hunger in all 42 towns of Hartford and Tolland counties. Working closely with other local partners – individuals, businesses, schools, faith groups and government agencies – Foodshare seeks to engage the greater Hartford community for the purpose of distributing food and increasing self-sufficiency.