Big Crowd Walks for CHOW
People of all ages walked for CHOW today (Sunday) on campus at Binghamton University. The 34th Annual CHOW Hunger Walk attracted hundreds of participants in many different age groups. From kids in strollers to senior citizens people turned out to help raise money for CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse),
CHOW provides over one million meals yearly to needed families in Broome County. Skies were cloudy but only a hint of showers developed while many were still enjoying lunch provided by Sodexo Food Service at the end of the walk.
CHOW Director Michael Leahey told WNBF news that no final figures were available and probably would not be until the end of the week. He said it seemed like more people than usual turned out to take part in the walk.
Walkers made contributions, solicited pledges and brought non-perishable food items to load into the CHOW Bounty Truck. The CHOW Bus was there and dozens of volunteers from both CHOW and Binghamton University assisted with the set-up, course safety and clean-up. Anyone unable to participate in today's walk can contact CHOW and still make their donation.