Friday, October 26, 2012

Residents Walk To Raise Money For Food Bank

It's been a rough year for many residents of the Southern Tier.  Some are still recovering from last year's flood and others are still looking for work.
With this economy thousands of people rely on the food pantries and soup kitchens to feed their families.  On Sunday hundreds of people came to Binghamton University to take part in the 30th annual CHOW hunger walk.

It's a 2 and a half mile walk around the campus and raises money for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse.

Chow's Director says more people than ever are using its services and  they serve about ten thousand people a month.

"It's a tough year for people.  It's a tough year for us because were getting a lot more demand for food so it's difficult for everyone.  Were hoping we can have a good hunger walk so we can help as many people as we can through out the winter," said Ed Blaine, Director of Chow.

The Director says they were hoping to raise 50 thousand dollars from this year's walk.

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