POLITICS
04/06/2012 03:46 pm ET Updated Apr 06, 2012

Chris Lee, Former Congressman, Makes Surprise Donation To Food Bank

Former Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.), who abruptly stepped down last year after posting a shirtless photo on Craigslist, surprised a local food bank with the remainder of his campaign cash.

Make that really surprised.

Politico reported Thursday that Lee plans to donate the $14,041 left in his campaign account to the Food Bank of Western New York, but says the food bank hadn't heard about the gift until being asked for comment.

"We have not officially heard about this donation from former Rep. Chris Lee but we are extremely pleased to be the beneficiary of his generosity," Marylou Borowiak , president and chief executive officer of the Food Bank of Western New York, told Politico. "His donation will allow the Food Bank of WNY to distribute 77,148 meals to the less fortunate in the four counties it serves in western New York."

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