BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is helping to put food on the table for needy families in our area.

Lupardo secured a $10,000 grant for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse, better known as CHOW.

The money was used to provide 80,000 pounds of food used to make over 66,000 meals for people struggling with food insecurity.

Through wholesale pricing, CHOW is able to provide about seven meals with just a single dollar.

Lupardo says CHOW helps make memorable holiday meals for those struggling to make ends meet.

“When people want to make their holiday experiences special for their families, and when they’re experiencing food insecurity, this is a place for us to step up and provide that moment for them.  But honestly, it’s a year-long endeavor,” said Lupardo.

Lupardo is challenging the community to donate to CHOW during not just the holiday season, but throughout the new year.

Area Weis Markets have CHOW barrels that people can put food in while they’re at the store.

Food and monetary donations can be made Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m at the CHOW warehouse located at 3 Otseningo Street in Binghamton.

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