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Walk to raise awareness about hunger in Broome County

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JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- Lace up your sneakers for the Virtual CHOW Walk 2021.

Director of CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) Les Aylesworth said the Virtual CHOW Walk is an annual fundraiser and food insecurity awareness event.

"The purpose of the walk is for people to learn about food insecurity in our community, to get out there and have a good time and get exercising and moving and hopefully raise some funds to help us help the community stop hunger," Aylesworth said.

To participate you can walk a 1/4 of a mile anywhere anytime! Aylesworth said it's encouraged to film your walk and post it to social media using the hashtags #WhyIWalk and #CHOWWalk2021.

"They can go to a local park, we've encouraged folks to go to one of the county parks or city parks," Aylesworth said. "They can walk with friends or walk by themselves, they can create teams and get out there and get moving."

One out of seven individuals and one out of four children do not know where their next meal is coming from, you can help bridge this gap. This year CHOW set a goal of $10,000.

"$10,000 is approximately 50,000 meals for the community," Aylesworth said. "At CHOW $1 donated is equal to five meals so we're really able to stretch that dollar and for those who want to give it's a big bang for your buck."

The Virtual CHOW Walk runs Oct. 1 through 9. To register and start fundraising you can go to this link.

Steph Shtoyko

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