We live in the world's wealthiest nation and yet a staggering 49 million Americans, including 15.9 million children struggle to put food on the table every single day. That number simply isn't acceptable and with your help, we're going to do what we can to make a change right here in our own community.

The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW), distributes over 130,000 pounds of food each month in Broome County through its network of 30 food pantries, community meal programs, and over 30 soup kitchens. While 130,000 pounds of food might sound like a lot, it's really not.

Traci Taylor

Winter is closing in on us and schools are preparing to go on Christmas break. This means that many local kids will miss out on nutritious meals provided by their school while it's in session, and these kids will face the very real problem of not being able to have three healthy meals a day. No child, no neighbor, no person should have to go hungry. Ever.

We invite you to help us bulk up the CHOW warehouse with non-perishable foods to help make sure not a single person Broome County has to go to bed hungry this winter because they don't have anything to eat.

Traci Taylor

Our Hillcrest RV Food-A-Bago will be parked at Weis on Upper Front St in Binghamton from Monday, November 5th, to Monday, November 12th. Our Food-A-Bago will be open as follows:

→ Monday, November 5th to Friday, November 9th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
→ Saturday, November 10th, and Sunday, November 11th from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
→ Monday, November 12th- 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

If you're unable to make your non-perishable food donation during those hours, blue bins will be placed outside our Food-A-Bago and you're invited to place your donations in them.

If you'd like more information about Food-A-Bago and how you can get involved, please reach out to Traci Taylor by emailing Traci@981thehawk.com.

[via Bread for the World/Broome County Council of Churches]