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Canned Fat Drive: Donate Pounds Lost to People in Need

Find Weight Loss Motivation by Feeding the Hungry

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If you’re not sure how or what to donate, just call. Pauline, a member of the Canned Fat Drive SparkTeam who runs a food bank, says it’s better to call and make sure your donation does as much good as it can.

As we focus on weight and health issues, we often look inward, delving into our emotional responses to food, our pasts and our goals. This is tough for many people who are used to focusing on caring for others. The Canned Fat Drive bridges our personal needs and the needs in our communities. So stack up those cans. Give away what you no longer need to those who do. You’ll be more motivated, lose more weight, and help those families in your community who could most benefit from your losses.
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Member Comments

  • What a great motivating idea! Will start to set aside cans for every 5 lbs. lost. - 6/30/2013 5:02:20 PM
  • what a great idea!! I will plan on donating to our animal shelter and also to our human shelters.We try not to use anymore canned products than necessary but I will try to keep track of all food weights(packaged as well as canned) and donate my lbs. lost at the end of the year or sooner. - 6/3/2013 11:29:35 AM
  • What a great idea! Help others while helping yourself... - 1/6/2013 7:25:53 PM
    I feel really good about it and it is something that I will start doing myself. It is so important to reach out and help those who need it but it is also such an encouragement and motivation!!! - 11/15/2012 3:33:54 PM
  • I love this article! I want to donate in food or litter to my local shelter how much weight I have lost in the new year and every year thereafter. When maintenance comes, I want to continue donating. What a great idea! I can't wait to carry 40lbs of litter up the steps of the ARL. :D - 10/4/2012 4:32:47 PM
  • Thank You for such a wonderful idea. I was looking for another way to keep motivated and now I believe I found it.. Was looking for a way to share this to facebook as I know many people that aren't on spark that are always looking for ways to lose and then to help the community.. Thanks for being the blessing you are. - 9/6/2012 10:53:25 AM
  • What a great idea!!!! I'll start with the 45 lbs lost for my first year and go from there! Including my maintaining loss..... - 9/6/2012 10:35:23 AM
  • I would not have thought of this but thanks it is a good idea - 9/6/2012 10:13:26 AM
  • Amazing idea. Imagine if everyone on Spark People did this. If we all donated our weight lost to date it would be a phenomenon. - 9/6/2012 9:55:56 AM
  • This is a very thoughtful and inventive idea. Think of it as donating the calories you would have eaten to someone who needs them. - 9/6/2012 9:37:22 AM
  • I really love this idea. Well done! Having a visual is a great way to stay on track. - 9/6/2012 9:22:04 AM
  • What a great generous idea! Helping other people while helping yourself! Thank you. - 9/6/2012 9:07:12 AM
  • I really appreciate this member taking the time to write this motivating piece. Thank you. - 9/6/2012 8:44:58 AM
  • How rewarding to be able to help others while helping yourself! What a blessing! - 9/6/2012 7:38:06 AM
  • What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it with all of us... - 9/6/2012 7:13:26 AM

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