Food Bank Assists Flood Relief

By Bill Webster
By Alice Maggiore

Food Bank Assists Flood Relief

September 23, 2011 Updated Sep 23, 2011 at 4:51 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The rain didn't deter people coming out to catch the The Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

The mobile food pantry stopped in the Big Lots Plaza in Binghamton today.

Once a beverage truck, it's now used to deliver fresh produce, dairy products, and other food and grocery products directly to people in need.

It's brought 235,000 pounds of food, providing flood relief to neighbors in Broome and Tioga Counties.

"It's really a enduring feeling to meet so many people, that not only been affected by the flooding themselves, but there here today helping handing out food and other resources for the people that need it," said Gina Santodonato, Director of Marketing and Communications for The Food Bank of the Southern Tier. "The community really comes together at a time on need like this."

If you are interested in supporting the Food banks flood relief efforts, visit www.foodbankst.org or call 607-796-6061.

Just one $5 donation enables the Food Bank to acquire more than $27 worth of food and grocery products.

That Includes bottled water, peanut butter, tuna, canned soup and even cleaning supplies.