Monday, February 22, 2010

Council Of Churches Proud Of 2009

Council Of Churches Proud Of 2009
By WBNG News
Story Created: Feb 21, 2010 at 6:16 PM EST
Story Updated: Feb 21, 2010 at 6:48 PM EST

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) - Despite a tough economy, the Broome County Council of Churches was able to feed the need in 2009.

The State of the Council speech was given today at the First Presbyterian Church in Endicott.
It recapped 2009's accomplishments, and touched on how to grow in the future.

The organization fed 30% more people in 2009 than in 2008 through the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse, or CHOW campaign.

Almost 200 volunteers came together to build 13 wheel chair ramps in the community.

It also grew a vegetable garden in the Town of Union, to feed the hungry with fresh local food.

"This year, we're looking to continue that, we're not looking to expand it much further, but we didn't start some really good initiatives which we're hoping to continue through next year," said Joe Sellepack, Executive Director of Broome County Council of Churches.

The Council of Churches has rented flood plain land in Conklin to use in 2010.
Businesses can donate money to the council, which will be used to buy a produce tree on the farm.

For more information on how to help you can call the Broome County Council of Churches at (607) 724 - 9130.

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