Local food bank takes a challenge

By Conor Mooney

March 4, 2013 Updated Mar 5, 2013 at 2:10 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The Food Bank of the Southern Tier will participate in a challenge to gain more funding.

It's the Feinstien Foundation's $1 million challenge.

It began Friday and will continue until April 30.

The money that the Food Bank raises during that time will be counted in the challenge.

The Rhode Island-based Feinstein Foundation will divide $1 million to participating non-profit groups that focus on feeding the hungry.

The more the Food Bank raises, the more funding it receives from Feinstein's $1 million. The foundation will match whatever is raised locally.

In the past, the challenge has raised more $1.5 billion for hunger-fighting organizations nationwide.

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