Smithfield woman loses 160 pounds

August 30, 2010

"It took 20 months and a lot of willpower, but Elizabeth “Betsy” Knowles, 26, of Smithfield, lost 160 pounds.

To celebrate Betsy Knowles’ success and to kick off its third annual Lose for Good campaign in the Providence area, Weight Watchers donated 160 pounds of food to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. From Sept. 5 to Oct. 23, people are encouraged to donate food to their local food banks, to fight obesity and hunger.

Weight Watchers members are encouraged to donate the equivalent of their weight loss, while Weight Watchers pledges to donate up to $1 million to two hunger-fighting organizations: Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength."