As our Food-A-Bago continues on, you will hear us ask for certain foods which C.H.O.W. is requesting. You don't necessarily have to donate those items, they are simply the most used or popular foods that C.H.O.W. hands out.

I've included the list below for your reference.  Stop by and say hello while we are at the Weis Market parking lot, 1290 Upper Front Street in Binghamton. We will be here from 6 am to 6 pm weekdays and 8 am to 8 pm this weekend. The food drive wraps up on November 10th.


Fruit & Vegetable Group
• Canned vegetables
• Vegetable juice
• Diced tomatoes
• Tomato juice
• Tomato sauce
• Spaghetti sauce
• Canned fruit (in its own juice)
• Fruit juice (100%)
• 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

· Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
· Tuna and canned meat
· Peanut butter
· Canned foods with pop-top lids
· 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 (WIC-approved preferred)
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.

Other Critical Need Items

Meals: Beef stew, canned soup (reduced sodium varieties), chili, other canned meals

Other: Nutritional drinks (ex: Ensure, Boost)

Baby Food: Must be in complete, undamaged original packaging. No individual serving glass or plastic containers unless in an unopened case.

Non-food Items: Diapers

Thank you in advance for your donation!

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