Chamber Food Drive Helps House of Concern


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Pictured (left to right) Jeff Shipley, Chamber of Commerce; Siearah O’Brien, Front Office Manager of the Hampton Inn; Kristen Bryan, Pantry Manager, SCHOC; Ann Knowland, winner of the overnight stay donated by the Hampton Inn; Dave Saunders, SCHOC Board member.

The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce hosted a canned food drive to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern. The effort was conducted as a joint partnership with the Hampton Inn of Seneca Falls.

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Loading the trailer to take the food to the House of Concern.

The food drive kicked-off at the Chamber’s February Business-After-Hours Mixer, hosted by the House of Concern to help raise awareness for the local organization.

For each canned food or non-perishable item that was donated, attendees received a ticket voucher to be entered into a grand prize drawing, including an overnight stay donated by the Hampton Inn. The food drive concluded at the March 19 Business-After-Hours at Blossoms by Cosentino, where Ann Knowland, was announced as winner of the overnight stay.

Detailed Food Pantry needs for the House of Concern can be found on their website,