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Plenty of food, community, and kindness at Lenox

After the bombs exploded across the street from the Lenox Hotel on Boylston Street last week, the evacuated hotel became command central for hungry law enforcement investigators. What started out as lunch for 80 on Tuesday afternoon became dinner for more than 400 on Tuesday night, and grew into about 1,500 meals a day.

But with food deliveries halted, managing director Daniel Donahue sought help from hospitality colleagues. Soon cases of bacon and sausage began arriving from the Fairmont Copley Plaza, vats of potato salad rolled in on a luggage cart from the Colonnade Hotel, and trays of deli meat were sent from the Four Seasons.

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