BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Employees with the Broome County Corrections Division are taking a stand against hunger in our community.
They were joined by State Senator Fred Akshar and members of the Broome County Legislature Thursday afternoon, as they donated $500 worth of non-perishable food items to CHOW’s Food-a-bago food drive.
The drive is meant to combat food insecurity, particularly in children in our community, by collecting food for the many families in need across the Southern Tier.
Senator Akshar praised the actions of the Broome County Corrections Officer union, saying this act goes above and beyond the call of duty.
“Behind the uniform are human beings. They’re men and women who serve this community because they care about the community. So for me, it was important to be here to support the men and women in the correctional facility,” Senator Akshar explained.
The Corrections Officers aren’t alone in their fight against hunger either, as several players from the Binghamton Devils also made a large donation.
The players were seen shopping at Weis Markets on Upper Front Street, filling multiple carts with an assortment of non-perishables.
Binghamton Devils’ Captain Ben Street says the team is happy to give back to the very same community that cheers his team on each and every home game.
“It’s always nice to give back to the community in different ways, and certainly with people coming to the games and supporting us, this is a way that we can give back and show our appreciation for that,” Street said.
The B-Devils were able to purchase about $300 worth of food for those in need.