CHOW unveils new ‘Mobile Grocery Store’

VESTAL (WBNG) — The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) unveiled its new Mobile Grocery Store on Thursday at the United Way of Broome County in Vestal.

Organizers said the Mobile Grocery Store is a way to eliminate the food desert on the Northside of Binghamton and in rural areas around the Southern Tier.

The bus carries non-perishable items along with fresh produce that you would find at a brick and mortar store. All of the items will have little to no cost.

“There’s a stigma revolving around hunger to where if you go to a pantry or a community meal, people look down upon you, so people being able to utilize this bus, they’ll be able to – just like everyone else – just go to a grocery store and shop,” said CHOW Director Jack Seman.

The bus will make its first trip June 30.

To see the full article, go to:  http://www.wbng.com/story/35676227/chow-unveils-new-mobile-grocery-store

CHOW gets 3.6-ton food donation

VESTAL (WBNG) — The Columbian Financial Group of Vestal collected 3.6 tons of food for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW).

The employees split up into three groups that competed to contribute the most food.

Organizers said each week focused on a specific food type including macaroni and cheese and pasta sauce.

The food will go to CHOW’s summer feeding program, which allows children who rely on school meals to have access to food during the break.

“It’s important to give back to our community, we have a lot of need in the community, and the summertime is especially hard on children in the area so we feel it’s very important that we take a lead in the community in providing for those children,” Columbia Financial Group CEO Michael Fosbury told 12 News.

According to the company, it has donated more than 18 tons of food during the last seven years of participation.

To see the full article, go to:  http://www.wbng.com/story/35644658/chow-gets-36-ton-food-donation

Reminder to all Golfers: Support Ramp It Up!!!!

The 28th Annual Greater Binghamton Association of Realtors Tournament of Love

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Belden Hill Golf Club

1820 NYS Rte. 7

Harpursville, NY  13787

Proceeds to benefit Ramp It Up! 

Enjoy a lovely day of golf and support a vital community service.

Since 2009, the Ramp It Up!  Youth Initiative has provided freedom and independence to Broome County residents by coordinating local youth and adult mentors to build ramps for those who cannot easily access their homes.

For more information, or to register, go to:

http://www.greaterbinghamtonmls.com/sites/greaterbinghamtonmls.com/files/17golf_registration-all_in_one_form_0.pdf

Golfers, Remember: Support Ramp It Up

The 28th Annual Greater Binghamton Association of Realtors Tournament of Love

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Belden Hill Golf Club

1820 NYS Rte. 7

Harpursville, NY  13787

Proceeds to benefit Ramp It Up! 

Enjoy a lovely day of golf and support a vital community service.

Since 2009, the Ramp It Up!  Youth Initiative has provided freedom and independence to Broome County residents by coordinating local youth and adult mentors to build ramps for those who cannot easily access their homes.

For more information, or to register, go to:

http://www.greaterbinghamtonmls.com/sites/greaterbinghamtonmls.com/files/17golf_registration-all_in_one_form_0.pdf

Calling all Golfers: Support Ramp It Up!

The 28th Annual Greater Binghamton Association of Realtors Tournament of Love

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Belden Hill Golf Club

1820 NYS Rte. 7

Harpursville, NY  13787

Proceeds to benefit Ramp It Up! 

Enjoy a lovely day of golf and support a vital community service.

Since 2009, the Ramp It Up!  Youth Initiative has provided freedom and independence to Broome County residents by coordinating local youth and adult mentors to build ramps for those who cannot easily access their homes.

For more information, or to register, go to:

http://www.greaterbinghamtonmls.com/sites/greaterbinghamtonmls.com/files/17golf_registration-all_in_one_form_0.pdf

Don’t Forget to Vote to help CHOW® receive a grant to fund the CHOW® Mobile Grocery Bus!!!

Please help CHOW® receive a grant to fund the CHOW® Mobile Grocery Bus!!!

                                 

The National Voting Period will begin on April 12, 2017 and end on May 12, 2017. CHOW would like to encourage you to vote for us! You can vote once a day!

How it works: The top 10 voted submissions in each category will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The panel will determine the top three applicants in each category who will be awarded grants of either $50,000 or $100,000 each.

How to vote:

  1. Go to: http://act.usatoday.com/
  2. Scroll down o the bottom of the page Click on “Vote
  3. Then click the search icon and type in “CHOW Bus”

Or, click on the following link:  http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60467484

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday, May 13

  1.  Collect and bag HEALTHY nonperishable* food items.
  2. Place by mailbox for letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.

*Donate healthy, low-sodium, low-sugar items such as beans, canned tuna in water, peanut butter, soup, vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, oatmeal and other whole grains, canned fruit, canola or olive oil and canned meats,  Please do not donate items that have expired or are in glass containers.

Don’t Forget to Vote, help CHOW® receive a grant to fund the CHOW® Mobile Grocery Bus!!!

Please help CHOW® receive a grant to fund the CHOW® Mobile Grocery Bus!!!

                                 

The National Voting Period will begin on April 12, 2017 and end on May 12, 2017. CHOW would like to encourage you to vote for us! You can vote once a day!

How it works: The top 10 voted submissions in each category will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The panel will determine the top three applicants in each category who will be awarded grants of either $50,000 or $100,000 each.

How to vote:

  1. Go to: http://act.usatoday.com/
  2. Scroll down o the bottom of the page Click on “Vote
  3. Then click the search icon and type in “CHOW Bus”

Or, click on the following link:  http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60467484

Fill a Bag! Help Feed Families, Saturday, May 13, 2017

  1.  Collect and bag HEALTHY nonperishable* food items.
  2. Place by mailbox for letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.

*Donate healthy, low-sodium, low-sugar items such as beans, canned tuna in water, peanut butter, soup, vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, oatmeal and other whole grains, canned fruit, canola or olive oil and canned meats,  Please do not donate items that have expired or are in glass containers.

Last Week to Vote!! Help CHOW® receive a grant to fund the CHOW® Mobile Grocery Bus!!!

Please help CHOW® receive a grant to fund the CHOW® Mobile Grocery Bus!!!

                                 

The National Voting Period will begin on April 12, 2017 and end on May 12, 2017. CHOW would like to encourage you to vote for us! You can vote once a day!

How it works: The top 10 voted submissions in each category will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The panel will determine the top three applicants in each category who will be awarded grants of either $50,000 or $100,000 each.

How to vote:

  1. Go to: http://act.usatoday.com/
  2. Scroll down o the bottom of the page Click on “Vote
  3. Then click the search icon and type in “CHOW Bus”

Or, click on the following link:  http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60467484