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Comfort Keepers food drive collects 8,821 pounds of food

Published: Sunday, March 2, 2014 5:00 a.m. CDT

Comfort Keepers collected 8,821 pounds of food through its Feed Seniors Now food drive for local seniors in need.

Comfort Keepers partnered locally with Crossroads Care Center of Woodstock, McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce, Fox Point in McHenry, Senior Services of Crystal Lake, Heritage Woods of McHenry, The Fountains of Crystal Lake, The Springs of Crystal Lake and Valley Hi in Woodstock.

Valley Hi collected 1,728 pounds of food, the most of any group. Heritage Woods of McHenry took second with 1,359 pounds.

“[These] contributions have helped many needy seniors in the Lake and McHenry county communities and every pound helped nourish a life,” said Karen Larsen, sales and marketing director for Comfort Keepers. 

Pictured (front row, from left) are Heritage Woods residents Marilyn Tousignant, Jennie True and Doug Wilson. Pictured (back row, from left) are Comfort Keepers owner Dave Eggering; Karen Larsen, sales and marketing director of Comfort Keepers; Jenneen Hansen, director of marketing of Heritage Woods McHenry; and Wayne Vistine, executive director of Heritage Woods McHenry.

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