CHOW gets 3.6-ton food donation

CHOW gets 3.6-ton food donation

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VESTAL (WBNG) -- The Columbian Financial Group of Vestal collected 3.6 tons of food for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW).

The employees split up into three groups that competed to contribute the most food.

Organizers said each week focused on a specific food type including macaroni and cheese and pasta sauce.

The food will go to CHOW's summer feeding program, which allows children who rely on school meals to have access to food during the break.

"It's important to give back to our community, we have a lot of need in the community, and the summertime is especially hard on children in the area so we feel it's very important that we take a lead in the community in providing for those children," Columbia Financial Group CEO Michael Fosbury told 12 News.

According to the company, it has donated more than 18 tons of food during the last seven years of participation.

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