Food-A-Bago Food Drive For Broome County CHOW – Day Three Update
After each day of 99.1 The Whale/WILD 104 Food-A-Bago Food Drive for Broome County CHOW, I am giving you an update on the progress and what our wish list is from you!
Today, while we had a somewhat steady flow of people stop by and drop off non-perishable food for Broome County CHOW (a BIG thanks you!), I believe we are a bit behind in the collection in relation to last year.
We do realize that weekdays are tough to stop by, with work schedules and such taking up most of your day, we’re hoping with a bit warmer weather coming and the weekend a couple of days away, that the donations will pick up.
In speaking with representatives from CHOW, they have indicated the need for food assistance for families in Broome County is larger than last year.
The economy is still soft, finding jobs for some (or many) is tough, and families who never thought they would be in this situation, are finding themselves needing assistance.
So for those of us who can spare one item or many, it matters not how much, if we can assist in any way, that would be great!
A couple of things to keep in mind, according to Broome County CHOW – think warm/hot foods.
Foods that can make a meal for lunch and dinner.
With the winter months ahead of us, meals that are warm/hot are the most desired.
It can be oatmeal, pastas, soups, things along that line, but of course, any type of non-perishable food will be more than welcomed to add to the pantries of CHOW.
99.1 The Whale and WILD 104 Personalities will be in the Jim’s RV located at the parking lot of the Weis Food Market on Upper Front Street, Binghamton each day through 10am Monday morning, November 12th waiting to greet you and accept any non-perishable food you can spare.
Our goal is to fill up the RV with food!
The best times to meet us are 5am to 6/7pm during the weekday, this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm, and finally Monday 12/12 from 5am to 10am.
Outside those hours, we have CHOW barrels set up next to the RV where you can drop off food, and if you live in the Whitney Point area, we have 2 barrels set up for food donations at Greene’s Ace Home Center on Main Street.
Thank you for whatever you can donate, and we’ll see you at Food-A-Bago!