Today is day six of our annual Food-A-Bago for CHOW of Broome County. It was an awesome feeling yesterday, while I was working at the camper, seeing a bunch of people showing up with the shopping cart challenge. The Johnson City Fire Department came with a pickup truck full of non-perishable food items and challenged both the Binghamton Fire Department as well as the Endicott Fire Department. The Johnson City Police Department came and filled four carts full of food Then they rounded their donation up to $500, by donating the difference on a Weis gift card. Their donation was made in memory of Officer D.W. Smith. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies donated two carts full of food and challenged the Binghamton Devils to match it. The Communication Class at SUNY Broome showed up with a cart full of food and challenged Binghamton University to bring a cart full of food. And, the employers from Empower Federal Credit Union answered their challenge and then challenged Jack Sherman Toyota to bring a cart full of food. And Peterson's Bar bought two shopping carts full of food, and they challenged the Colonial, Parlor City Pub, and 607 Technical Solutions.

We had to take some food out of the camper so we would have room to move around inside. But we still have plenty of room inside the big CHOW truck which is parked in the parking lot. So please, you have tonight till 8, tomorrow from 8 till 8, and we wrap it up Monday 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., to come and donate non-perishable food items or monetary donations. Every little bit helps whether it's a can of corn, a box of pasta, or a whole shopping cart full of food. And, monetary donations are also accepted, CHOW can buy four meals for every dollar we receive.

Thank you for your support. The generosity of this community never ceases to amaze me.

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