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Hunger Issues are Expected to Increase in the Southern Tier

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Speaking on the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up on October 26, director of the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW), Michael Leahey, says the upcoming few months will present a challenge for the agency to address hunger issues in the region.

Leahey says there is expected to be an increase in assistance requests, especially over the holidays, when schools are off and families must provide more meals at home.

The CHOW director says there is a very big problem with childhood hunger in the Southern Tier right now with many working parents finding it difficult to pay the bills and provide adequate food for their families.

Leahey says the just-completed CHOW Hunger Walk will help address the issue for a time, but he is also looking forward to his first Food-a-Bago as CHOW Director.

The Food-a-Bago camper is going to be parked at Maine’s Food and Party Warehouse on Upper Front Street November 4-11, in an attempt to fill the borrowed RV with non-perishable food for CHOW.

Southern Tier Close Up airs Saturdays at 12:10 p.m. on News Radio 1290 WNBF.

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