Food-A-Bago For Broome County CHOW Food Drive Day One Recap
The first day of our annual Food-A-Bago Food Drive for Broome County CHOW is always exciting! We’re fresh in a camper (thankfully with the heater working great on a very cold day), ready to accept your non-perishable food items.
I want to remind you that we’re in a new location this year, the parking lot of MaineSource Food and Party Warehouse on Upper Front Street, Binghamton. Stop by and drop off whatever you can, even if it’s only one non-perishable food item. You could get together with co-workers, friends, family and start your own mini-food drive and then drop off your collection to us anytime this week or weekend. Let’s fill up the camper with food!
The folks at Broome County CHOW have asked that we especially ask for food that is geared toward children this year.
Here’s what Mike Leahey, Director of CHOW has asked us to pass on to you: “This is always one of our busiest times of the year with the holidays and the heating bills starting to come in. This year we are going to have a long school break at the end of December and thousands of kids will not have access to two school meals. We are asking that people focus on dropping of child appropriate food like cereals, oatmeal, Low sugar canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, canned sauce, and tuna fish. Thanks so much for the help.” So there are some ideas for you to donate if you can!
We have radio personalities from The Whale and our other sister radio station in the camper at MaineSource from 6am to 6pm during the week and 8am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday to greet you. Stop in and spend some time with us (yea, we’re lonely, and in need of someone to talk to!) We do have CHOW barrels set up outside the camper for you to place food into if we are not in the camper.
We also have satellite locations with CHOW barrels if you can’t make it to our camper, set up at Warner’s Gas Service locations on Old Vestal Road, Vestal and Conklin Road, Conklin, along with Tall Pines Farm, Stoves and Fireplaces on Route 167 in Kingsley, Pennsylvania.
Thanks for whatever you can donate to help families in the Broome County area!