A section of a Binghamton retail complex that once was home to a "Hollywood Video" store now is being used to assist many Broome County residents.
Barb Donnelly, director of the Outreach Ministry of the Southern Tier, says people in need visit the West Side site to obtain furniture items that have been donated.
Donnelly is grateful that the owners of the building at 279 Main Street have allowed the space to be utilized to those seeking assistance. Furniture is available only by appointment.
A Hollywood Video rental store had operated at the site until 2010.
In addition to furniture, the Outreach Ministry provides food and clothing to those in need.
The food and clothing distribution program which had operated at St. Patrick's Church recently moved to the former convent building at St. Cyril's Church in Binghamton's First Ward.
Several volunteers prepare the lunches and food bags at the site, which is open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays.
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