The annual Food-A-Bago to benefit CHOW in partnership with Town Square Media is one of the organizations largest food drives of the year.
CHOW distributes about 2 million pounds of food per year. In Binghamton alone, about 20,000 people are going to face food insecurity. 16,000 kids in the Binghamton City School District rely on free and reduced lunch during the school year, which does not include holiday breaks. With one dollar CHOW is able to purchase about four meals and it is able to recover about three and a half meals through the Broome Bounty Food Recovery program. See how else CHOW impacts the community here.
The annual drive is happening until Monday, November 6 in front of Weis Market on Upper Front Street in Binghamton. There is an RV out front where people can drop off non-perishable or monetary donations. CHOW is looking for items such as canned fruits and vegetables, instant potatoes, oatmeal, healthy cereal, canned tuna and chicken, click here to see a full list.
People can drop off items Monday thru Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday, November 6.