Groceries are coming to the people of the North Side of Binghamton.

The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse is prepared to begin runs of the CHOW Bus Mobile Grocery Store.  The store in a refrigerated bus will allow residents to buy low-cost or no-cost food, including perishables like milk and produce, addressing what is being called a “Food Desert” in the neighborhood, which has been without a grocery store for years.

City of Binghamton officials say efforts are continuing to attract a permanent grocery store to the North Side.

Meanwhile, CHOW says it plans to also take the Mobile Grocery Store on the road into rural areas where residents can find it difficult making the trip to a grocery store.