Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fox 40: Tough Summer for CHOW Ahead

Tough Summer Ahead For CHOW

School's out next month for Southern Tier students, and that signals the start of a local food pantry's busiest season.

Shelves are barer than usual at Broome County's Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse, or CHOW.

Organizers say it will be harder to keep food on the shelves once kids who normally take advantage of free or reduced cost meals at school are on summer vacation.

For the food pantry, this could be a particularly tough summer.

"We're seeing more demand. We opened up more pantries to help handle it, and we need more food coming in. Food's coming in at about the same clip, so we need to kind of step it up a little bit," said CHOW Director, Ed Blaine.

You can donate food to the pantry by dropping non-perishable items in CHOW barrels at Weis Markets and at CHOW's Warehouse at 3 Otseningo St.
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