It has begun. But it will not be successful without your help. Our annual Food-A-Bago food drive for Broome County CHOW is back. This is our 23rd year collecting food and monetary donations to help families in the Southern Tier.

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CHOW stands for Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse. Every year, we mention how the need to help families in our area is great. It's not just something to say as we talk about Food-A-Bago. It's the truth.

Any family can go from normal life to emergency mode for any reason at any time. It could be a loss of a job or maybe medical issues that unexpectedly devastate the family budget.

Whatever the reason, Broome County CHOW is always here when needed. Every year, our Binghamton Townsquare Media radio station holds a week-long food drive to help get food on the CHOW warehouse shelves and to local families in need.

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This year, our food drive is from Monday, October 30 through Monday morning November 6. We have a huge Broome County CHOW truck in the parking lot of the Weis Food Market at 1290 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, the same location as we have been for many years.

According to Brome County CHOW, over 2 million meals are distributed each year. That's a lot of meals! So, we are once again looking for any non-perishable food items or a monetary donation, Cash or check is fine. If it's a check, we ask that you make it out to Music For The Mission. This great organization is one of our partners.

And here's the great news: For every dollar donated, Broome County CHOW is able to put together FIVE meals to distribute to local families. That is amazing! Broome County CHOW serves over 100 local pantries and meal sites. That's why we need your help for CHOW to continue to assist families in need.

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We are easy to spot in the Weis parking lot with the CHOW truck and an Oliver's of Norwich & Lafayette, NY camper as our food drive headquarters. We will have a Binghamton Townsquare Media personality there to greet you as follows:

  • Monday, October 30 through Friday, November 3 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, November 6 from- 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Of course, after hours, you can still drop off non-perishable food items at CHOW barrels set up next to our Oliver's Camper. And if you can't make it to our main locations, we also have CHOW barrels set up at 21st Century Pools & Spas on the Vestal Parkway, Vestal, and Gary's U Pull-it on Colesville Road, Binghamton.

We look forward to seeing you this week during our annual Broome County CHOW Food-A-Bago food drive. Thank you for whatever you can donate. Even just one non-perishable food item or one dollar can make a huge difference.

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