It's 2020. So why wouldn't our Food-A-Bago Food Drive for Broome County CHOW be immune to a glitch or two to begin our 8 day quest to help families in Broome County?

Well, it was just a couple of minor things, Nothing we couldn't handle ourselves. For some reason, winter decided to show up and we were greeted with snow, ice cold and strong winds as we arrived at the travel trailer we call home for the next 8 days in parking lot of the Weis Food Market at 1290 Upper Front Street Binghamton.

We attempted to put up banners for Food-A-Bago along with our sponsors. That was fun fighting with the wind. Tape doesn't work well in the cold, so out came the trusty bungee cords.

But we are all set. The Oliver's Campers in Norwich provided us with a nice travel trailer to keep warm in and a huge Broome County CHOW truck is right next to the camper, waiting to be filled with non-perishable food items to assist families in Broome County.

We can't make this work with out the support of our listeners like you. Every year we stress how much the need is to help families in need of help, and it's always true, but this year, it's especially true with the pandemic uprooting many lives with furloughs, layoffs, illness and other issues.

It becomes a question of paying the mortgage or putting food on the table, and that's where Broome County CHOW comes in. Today we were informed that the Broome County CHOW warehouse is very low with food supplies. So, can we count on your help?

We are looking for any monetary donations or non-perishable food items. Five meals can be purchased with one dollar. Yes, that is correct. One dollar equals five meals.

Peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, baby food, cereal, pancake mix, powdered milk, and rice are just a few items needed. We have a complete list at the camper, so just ask!

Stop by anytime between 7am and 6pm now through Sunday and from 6 to 9 am on Monday November 9th with your donation. Our travel trailer is located in the parking lot of the Weis Food Market, 1290 Upper Front Street, Binghamton. After hours, just drop off your food donation in one of the blue CHOW barrels located in front of the travel trailer.

You can also drop off non-perishable food items at Gary's U-Pull it on Colesville Road Binghamton and 21st Century Pools and Spas on the Vestal Parkway if that is a closer location to you.

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