TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) — The holidays are just around the corner and for some, getting a warm meal isn’t an option. Food-A-Bago is designed to change that.
Townsquare Media Binghamton and the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) have partnered up for this event.
Food-A-Bago is one of CHOW’s largest food drives to put an end to hunger in Broome County.
“There’s over 16,000 children that rely on free and reduced lunch, so over the weekend, during school breaks and summer vacation, they don’t have enough food,” said CHOW Program Director Jack Seman. “They’re not getting those two meals they’d normally get in school.”
There’s an RV in the Weis Markets parking lot in Chenango on Upper Front Street. That’s where people can stop by to donate non-perishable food items, cash, or checks.
“I want to break 20,000 pounds this year,” Seman said. “I’m really confident that we’re going to do it. We have a great RV and I’m really confident we’re going to do it here.”
Andy Kipp, the owner of the Old Union Hotel in Binghamton, is challenging other businesses and community members to donate as well.
“This community is why we’re here,” said Kipp. “We’ve had support and love from this community since we opened so we can never give that back, so this is one way that we try.”
You can drop off donations this week between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and this weekend between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
If you cannot donate during those hours, just drop off items in one of the blue bins in front of the RV.
The food drive runs until next Monday.
WBNG is a proud media sponsor of Food-A-Bago.