TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) -- Food-A-Bago 2017 is currently underway. It's an event that's put on by the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW), that has been in the Southern Tier community for several years.
"This is CHOW's largest independent food drive of the year we usually collect around 10 thousand pounds of food and its the perfect way to get started for the holidays and winter," Jack Seman, the CHOW Director explained.
An RV is set up at the Weis on Upper Front Street in the town of Chenango. The goal is to fill it up with non-perishable food items to help feed the hungry.
According to Seman, more than 20 thousand people in Broome County will face hunger in a year.
"The need is great and it continues to grow every year, so this is just one of the biggest ways that people can help out is just to give people food," Seman said.
Seeing people step up to help means a lot to Seman.
"Just to see the community come and help itself," Seman added. "It brings so much joy, just the gratitude that the community is there for itself to help the less fortunate.'
Food items are being collected through November 6. Drop off hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekend.
All items will be picked up by the CHOW truck Monday, eventually making their way to the tables in need.