The Binghamton Mets are calling on the community to dress up and help scare away hunger in our area.

A news conference was held on Monday to announce details for the Scare Away Hunger day at NYSEG Stadium.

During the B-Mets game on Sunday, fans can dress up in a Halloween costume and bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to CHOW.

The event is a partnership between the B-Mets, United Way and the Broome County Council of Churches.

CHOW Executive Director Mike Leahey says with school out for the summer, many families need to find a way to provide extra meals.

“People forget the important role that schools play in feeding people. They provide breakfast and lunch for so many people. Families that are struggling have 2 more meals to come up with per day, per child. When you live in a rural community, there’s fewer resources,” said Leahey.

Following the game, kids can participate in a helicopter candy drop.

A chopper will hover over NYSEG stadium and throw candy to kids standing on the field.

Discounted tickets can be purchased at the Broome County United Way in Vestal.

To see the full article, go to:  http://www.binghamtonhomepage.com/news/local-news/b-mets-to-scare-away-hunger-at-sundays-game


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