Planet Fitness Midwest Collects 3,000 Pounds of Food in Food Drive

Some families can have a hard time putting food on the table, especially during the holidays. To help those in need, Planet Fitness Midwest ran a food drive in all 46 locations from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2022.

In just one month, staff and club members in all Planet Fitness Midwest locations collected around 3,000 pounds of food. This food contributed to over 30 different local food pantries to help support families during the holidays.

The franchise group encouraged people to donate food that supported special diets, as well as helped with specific chronic conditions. This means they looked for food that was high in protein, 100% whole grain, low and/or reduced sodium, and low sugar.

Some of the franchise group’s locations donated more than others, but every location donated something to the food drive. A few locations really stood out. The Edwardsville, Illinois; Corinth, Mississippi; and Galesburg, Illinois, locations each collected over 380 pounds of food.

This was the first time Planet Fitness Midwest conducted a food drive like this, but they want to continue doing one around the end of each year moving forward.