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Two Princeton businesses face off in food drive challenge

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 12:54 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 8:34 a.m. CDT

PRINCETON — A food drive challenge has kicked off between two notable Princeton-based businesses.

LCN Closers and MTM Recognition are facing off to see who can collect the most food and monetary donations between June 9 and 20 to benefit local food pantries.

Jolee Parks, a representative of the human resources department at LCN, explained they are always looking to find new ways to show its involvement and care for the community.

“There was an article in the paper last year where the food pantry expressed the additional need during the summer months due to the children not receiving free or discounted lunches from the schools,” she said. “That was when we decided a challenge against a local business should double the donations given to the food pantry and encourage our employees to push harder.”

MTM Recognition was thrilled with the idea and added that a traveling trophy be donated so the two businesses could continue the challenge each year.

All donations raised will be distributed throughout the Bureau County area food panties.

“The sky is the limit,” Parks said regarding the goal of how much they hope raise. “Any donation is appreciated, but we would love for it to be a substantial amount to show the community just how much LCN and MTM are here for them.”

The businesses are also accepting monetary donations, each dollar donated counts for two items, Parks said.

“If anyone in the community wants to donate to either of the businesses to help them win, they can bring their items or donations directly to LCN or MTM. We would love for our retirees and other members of the community to get involved and help out this great cause,” Parks said.

The items will be totaled on June 20 and the winner will be announced. Each year, a plaque will be added to the traveling trophy, which will be on display at the winning business.

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