DON’T FORGET TO VOTE EVERY DAY!!! 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

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE EVERY DAY!!! 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

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE EVERY DAY!!! 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

LOURDES 15TH ANNUAL BASKET RAFFLE

LOURDES 15TH ANNUAL BASKET RAFFLE

PURCHASE A RAFFLE TICKET
TO WIN A GIFT BASKET!

Help raise money for the following:
Geller Oncology Fund • Mercy House • RISE (formerly SOS Shelter)
Danielle House • Mental Health Association • CHOW

Full details, enter here

Shop at AmazonSmile Today

Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Broome County Council Of Churches Inc. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/15-0547374.

Mid-Week Lenten Service

Funds to help expand CHOW Fresh Mobile Market program

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. – Some state funds are helping to expand a program that brings fresh produce to people who need it.

The CHOW Fresh Mobile Markets bring low cost or free fruits and vegetables to people with mobility issues, such as the seniors at the Harry L Drive Apartments in Johnson City, and to “food deserts” – neighborhoods that lack a full-service grocery store like the Northside of Binghamton.

CHOW purchases some of the produce and sells it at a slight mark-up.

Anything it receives for free it passes along at no cost.

“People are so grateful. I think one of the best parts of my job and a lot of the people that I work with, is seeing the reaction of the folks who are able to come and have access to produce that they wouldn’t normally be able to either access or afford,” said CHOW Program Manager Jack Seman.

The Broome County Health Department secured a grant from the state’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities program.

It will help CHOW send its produce van to more locations in Binghamton, Johnson City, Harpursville and Deposit.

Health Department Deputy Director Mary McFadden says proper nutrition helps to ward off obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

“We really try to rely on what’s existing in our community that could be sustained, enhanced and expanded by these grant funds. So, that when the funds go away, the partners are able to sustain these great efforts,” she said.

Already in its first 3 years, the CHOW Fresh Mobile Markets have grown to 30 year-round sites with another 20 more in the summer.

Proceeds from the sale of produce helps to fund CHOW’s efforts to feed children during the summer.

To see the full article, go to:  http://www.binghamtonhomepage.com/news/local-news/funds-to-help-expand-chow-fresh-mobile-market-program/660891564

Elementary students raise 1,200 pounds of food for CHOW

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Binghamton did their part to give back to the community during the holiday season.

The school collected non-perishable items to donate to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW).

Teachers say this program is a good way to teach kids about giving back to the community.

“It’s giving without expecting anything in return, and they can — no matter how small they can just really feel like they matter, and it’s giving back to our own community and I think that’s so important for the kids to learn,” said Social Worker Amy Bennett.

“We’re all part of the community and, you should do things that you think treat others like you want to be treated,” Fifth grader Collin Gibb said.

To see the full article, go to:  http://www.wbng.com/story/33808840/elementary-students-raise-1200-pounds-of-food-for-chow

‘Hansel and Gretel’ performance aims to help the hungry

Tri-Cities Opera is gearing up for another performance that highlights family and sticking together.

“Hansel and Gretel” will be performed at the Tri-Cities Opera Center from November 11-20. The center is located at 315 Clinton Street in Binghamton.

Tri-Cities Opera is also partnering with the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse during this holiday season.

The audience is invited to bring non-perishable food donations to each performance.

Tri-Cities officials say the story of “Hansel and Gretel” ties into the mission of the partnership.

“This opera is all about two kids or a family that doesn’t have a lot of food,” said Director of Production, Cynthia Marino. “Not having a lot to eat isn’t something that’s just on stage, it’s something that affects our community as well. We’re hoping, especially the children who come see it, that you can do something about that”.

Tickets can be bought by going to tricitiesopera.com or by calling 607-772-0440

To see the complete article, go to:  http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Hansel-and-Gretel-performance-aims-to-help-the-hungry-400630481.html

TRACK FRIDAY 2016

TRACK FRIDAY 2016

November 25th    10am – 2pm

Susquehanna Valley High School Track

1040 Conklin Rd., Conklin, NY   13748

TRACK FRIDAY is a National Movement on the day after Thanksgiving

to turn

Black  Friday into TRACK FRIDAY, a day focused on:

CHARITY, COMMUNITY, & HEALTH

For more information, enter here:  chow_trackfridayflyer