It's crunch time. Yes, ten tons is a lot of food, but it's our goal to reach by 10am Monday, and with your help we can reach it!

We are very thankful to the many people who have stopped by with donations so far. Even if you can only spare on item, we'll take it. All the food collected goes to the Broome County Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) to feed families in Broome County. The need is great this time of year, and during the holidays with school not in session, many children are not receiving the free breakfast/lunch that they get while in school. Think what a family of four would need for a lunch or dinner, and that's what Broome County CHOW uses to put together a food package for families in need.

Whale and other Townsquare Media Personalities are in a Jim's RV camper, located in the parking lot of Weis Food Market, 1290 Upper Front Street, Binghamton Friday from 6am to 6pm, 8am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday, and 6am to 10am on Monday. We also have blue CHOW  barrels set up to drop off food at the camper, and at all Weis Food Market locations.

Here's the type of food we are looking for:

Fruit & Vegetable Group
• Canned vegetables
• Vegetable juice
• Diced tomatoes
• Tomato juice
• Tomato sauce
• Spaghetti sauce
• Canned fruit
• Fruit juice
• Dried fruit
• Shelf-stable fruit cups

Grain Group
• Oatmeal
• Whole grain crackers
• All types of pasta
• Low sugar cereal
• Cream Of Wheat
• Whole grain rice

Protein Group
• Canned tuna fish
• Canned salmon
• Canned chicken
• Canned bean soup
• Canned baked beans
• Dried and canned beans and peas
• Canned chili
• Canned beef stew
• Peanut butter
• Nuts

Milk Group
• Dry milk
• Evaporated milk
• Boxed shelf-stable milk

Other Items

  • Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
  • Tuna and canned meat
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned foods
  • Low-sugar cereals
  • 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
  • Canned fruit packed in juice
  • Canned vegetables (low salt)


  • Powdered infant milk or soy based formulas
  • Baby cereal
  • Baby fruits
  • Baby vegetables
  • Baby Meats


  • Canned fruits, preferably packed in juice with no added sugar
  • Canned vegetables, preferably low sodium or no salt added
  • Canned beans such as black, red, pink, pinto beans, black-eyed peas, pigeon peas, garbanzos
  • Shelf stable foods designed for toddlers such as Stage 3, Graduates, etc.

Thank you in advance for your donation!

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