BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The country’s largest single-day food drive is taking place this Saturday, May 11.
The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse says you will receive a CHOW bag in your mailbox and you can fill it with non-perishable items, including canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, dry pastas and canned soup.
“This is incredibly important. Broome County is home to more than 16,000 children who rely on free or reduced lunch, so during the weekends, holiday vacations, summer vacations, those children are missing out on that breakfast and lunch they would normally get during the school year,” CHOW Director Jack Seman told 12 News.
Residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to their mailbox by 9 a.m. on Saturday. Last year, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier received more than 7,600 pounds of food and it’s hoping to exceed that this year.