Food-A-Bago drive kicks off to end holiday hunger

By Michelle Costanza

November 4, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 7:42 PM EST

Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The 13th Annual Food-A-Bago kicked off Monday as a campaign to spread generosity and help to your neighbors.

Local radio stations are asking you to put a few extra items in your cart on your next trip to the grocery store. The non-perishables will be collected with the goal of filling an RV, which will then be picked up by the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW), and then distributed to families in need.

99.1 The Whale, Wild 104, 98.1 The Hawk, and WNBF will be broadcasting live from the RV and encouraging the community to stop by and make donations.

"We've had years where we've collected ten tons of food. Whatever we can get to, even a little helps," said Don Morgan, brand manager for 99.1 The Whale and Wild 104.

Morgan said there is a greater need this year, as the economy teeters and children go on Christmas break.

"Kids are out for about two weeks, which means they don't get the lunch at school two times a day," Morgan added.

Food-A-Bago will continue through Monday, November 11. Non-perishable items can be dropped off from 6 AM to 6 PM on weekdays, and 8 AM to 8 PM this weekend.

Bins are located at MainSource in the Town of Chenango, and Warner's Gas Service in Conklin.

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