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Food a Bago the Areas Biggest Food Drive Starts Monday

Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

The Food a Bago Food drive for CHOW kicks off on Monday, find out what we need and how you can help here.

This Monday October 30th through Monday Morning November 6th  98.1 the Hawk along with our Binghamton Townsquare Media Radio Stations,will be set up in a Hillcrest RV Camper in the parking lot of Weis Food markets, Upper Front Street, Binghamton.

Radio personalities will be on location in the RV provided by our friends at Hillcrest RV, we are asking our listeners friends and neighbors to drop off nonperishable food items for our local CHOW food pantry to help people in our area.

Getting a food drive together with friends, family and co-workers is a great way to help. Your neighborhood can even donate. The need is great but our hearts in the Southern Tier are greater!

Anything you can do to help will be appreciated, we have had people drop off a couple cans of soup and say this is all we could afford to do, that’s what its all about, there is no donation too small.

Local business owners started the Shopping Cart Challenge a few years ago, by filling up a shopping with nonperishable food items and challenging other business and organizations to match their donation, it caught on and we’re hoping it continues this year too.

If you have struggled at one point in your life, you know what this means to families that are hurting, most of us have lived from dollar to dollar at some point in our lives, and giving always seems to lift our spirit and help others.

Please share this blog and spread the word to help our neighbors, we can’t do it without you.

See you at Food-A-Bago! Monday October 30th through Monday Morning November 6th

Here is a list of what is needed most.

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)

Infants:
Powdered infant milk or soy based formulas (WIC-approved preferred)
Baby cereal
Baby fruits
Baby vegetables
Baby Meats

Toddlers:
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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