Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Good Shepherd Village donates to CHOW

ENDWELL — Michael Keenan, president and CEO of the Good Shepherd Communities Foundation, recently recognized Good Shepherd Village’s food and beverage general manager Jim Woost and Good Shepherd Village social director Lisa Morrisey, for their efforts in support of the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse.

Woost, who only recently began work at Good Shepherd Village as an employee of Sodexo Food Services, launched the initiative and worked with Morrisey to organize the event. A soup and biscuit lunch was prepared and residents of the GSV campus were invited to donate money or food targeted for CHOW food banks during the luncheon.

More than 100 pounds of food was received and $671 was donated.

Monday, April 23, 2012

CHOW Orchard Needs Help

(WBNG Binghamton) The CHOW Orchard, which was planted in 2010, needs help.

Due to last year's flooding, eight of the new trees planted at CHOW Orchard have been lost. CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse), which is a program of the Broome County Council of Churches, is asking for individuals, families or groups to donated one or more replacement trees.

"We had intended to expand our orchard with new trees each year and this year to add berry bushes. The flood last September has set us back a bit," said CHOW program director Deacon Edward Blaine. "We are looking for people to donate a tree or berry bush and to help us plant it to replace the trees lost and add to our growing orchard."

Anyone interested in donating can call Deacon Blaine at 724-9130.