Lakewood UEZ Business Holds Food Drive to Benefit Food Bank

Posted on March 22, 2011 By

Curves of Lakewood, N.J., a Lakewood UEZ business, is joining other Curves franchises to hold the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive, March 28 through April 30, to benefit local food banks.  During the food drive, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30.

Trish Komsa, the executive director of Lakewood’s UEZ, said, “We are happy that a UEZ business is reaching out to help others in our community.”

Curves founder Diane Heavin said, “The past few years have been difficult for many families. Curves’ annual Food Drive is one way that everyone in the Jackson and Lakewood area can make a real difference for a local family that is struggling. We encourage everyone, not just our members or those who are thinking about joining our gym, to make a cash donation or drop off a bag of non-perishable food items in April.”

Curves, an exercise and fitness club, donated more than 61 million pounds of food in the United States and Canada since 2004.  Curves of Lakewood is located at 1200 River Avenue 7B.  For more information about the 2011 Curves Food Drive, call 732-364-9355 or visit

 About the UEZ­ The Urban Enterprise Zone program was designed to foster economic growth to revitalize and stimulate designated urban communities.  The program encourages businesses to create private-sector jobs though public and private investment. More than 8,000 businesses throughout the state and more than 450 businesses in Lakewood benefit from tax and financial incentives.

 For more information about the UEZ, contact the Lakewood Development Corporation at 732-364-2500 Ext. 5257 or visit The UEZ office is located in Room 12 of the Lakewood Municipal, 231 Third Street, Lakewood.