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Corridor Nine launches annual food drive

Steve Anderson, UniBank and Corridor Nine chairman; Barbara Clifford, president, Corridor Nine; Karen Chapman, vice president, Corridor Nine; Ollie Knight, Doubletree Hotel; Henry Tessman, Doubletree Hotel; Lynn Stromberg, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club and HYPE9 co-chair); and Michelle Barnett, PENTA Communications and HYPE9 co-chair  Photo/Ron Bouley, Ron Bouley Photography

Steve Anderson, UniBank and Corridor Nine chairman; Barbara Clifford, president, Corridor Nine; Karen Chapman, vice president, Corridor Nine; Ollie Knight, Doubletree Hotel; Henry Tessman, Doubletree Hotel; Lynn Stromberg, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club and HYPE9 co-chair; and Michelle Barnett, PENTA Communications and HYPE9 co-chair
Photo/Ron Bouley, Ron Bouley Photography

Region – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Doubletree Hotel, HYPE9 (young professionals group of Corridor Nine), member businesses, and local schools are joining forces again to collect food for those in need. In the true spirit of a community partnership, they are hoping to engage all businesses and residents to help fight local hunger.? As such, they are asking businesses and schools to set up collection bins at their locations and to encourage employees, staff members, and parents/school children to make donations.

The food drive will benefit the local pantries of Corridor Nine's five core towns of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury and Grafton. The chamber hopes to collect a minimum of 10,000 items this year. The food drive will run through Thursday, Dec. 12.

If you would like to make a donation directly, items can be dropped off at the Corridor Nine office, 30 Lyman St., Westborough or the Doubletree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough.? Cash donations or checks are also accepted.? Checks should be made payable to:? Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, 30 Lyman Street/P.O. Box 1555, Westborough, MA? 01581.? Please indicate on the check that you are making a donation for the food drive.

The Doubletree Hotel is willing to pick up the food items from anyone willing to collect items for the drive. ?Contact the Chamber office at 508-836-4444 if you would be willing to collect food items at your business or school location.

The chamber noted that they gave special thanks to Mark's Moving & Storage for donating the boxes to collect all the food donations.

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