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HHP's lbs. for lbs. Food Drive Successful.

HHP's first food drive held on March 7th in association with the UH chapter of One, a national organization dedicated to raising AIDS and poverty awareness, was hugely successful. The drive called "lbs. for lbs." because it allowed people to take fitness classes in lieu of donating canned goods raised about 1000 lbs. of food. All food will be donated to Star of Hope Missions.

The event was covered by the Daily Cougar.

A bag of canned goods was the price of admission to attend aerobics, cycling and yoga classes Friday at the Pounds for Pounds food drive benefiting the Star of Hope shelter.

Kinesiology graduate student Kristen McAlexander, who coordinated the event with the Department of Health and Human Performance and other local and student organizations, said she was trying to give back to the community.

"I came up with the idea on Christmas break and found out about this organization called One …(and) I thought it was a good fit," McAlexander said.

Read the article on the Daily Cougar website (pdf version of the article)

Click on the image below to see a video promoting the Food Drive.

The following classes were offered: cycling, kickboxing, swimming, water aerobics, weight training, basketball, volleyball, soccer, circuit training, self-defense, step, yoga, tennis, swimming, health quackery and nutrition.