Columbus, Ohio-based Big Lots associates lost a collective 1,034 pounds over a three-month period as part of a weight-loss challenge that also doubled as a fundraiser. Big Lots pledged $10 to fight hunger in Central Ohio for every pound lost during its Big Loser Challenge. To recognize the weight-loss achievement, company officials presented a check for more than $10,000 to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Our purpose was two-fold, said the CEO who participated in the in the weight-loss challenge for charity. We wanted to promote the health and well-being of our associates and our community. More than 120 associates at the company’s headquarters participated by counting calories, breaking bad food habits, stepping up their exercise, and encouraging each other throughout the three months.
It was really awesome to be part of something that is good for us and the community said one Associate. What other company would do this? Our loss has truly been someone else’s gain. Associates celebrated during the Big Loser luncheon and check presentation. Top losers in the contest were also announced. Source: 4-Traders.com