BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – With well known sports stars heading to our area for a charity round of golf, the beneficiaries are showing off the impact of the proceeds.
CHOW is one of five organizations to earn donations from the Jim “Mudcat” Grant Charity Golf Tournament held next month at the Links at Hiawatha.
CHOW operates Broome Bounty, a program that collects unused food from over 25 locations including warehouses, grocery stores and restaurants including the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Outback Steakhouse.
The food is distributed to over 35 community meal sites like the Salvation Army on Washington Street in Binghamton.
CHOW Program Manager Jack Seman says the extra funding help feed more people.
“For every dollar that comes in, we can provide about 4 meals to people. So, for every dollar that doesn’t come in, that’s 4 meals that we’re not able to give out. We do the best we can, but without this support and our community partners, we’d have less food out in the community,” said Seman.
Seman says Broome Bounty, which was established 20 years ago, is the county’s largest food recovery program and accounts for over half of the food CHOW distributes.
Last year 2 million pounds of food was given out.
The All-Star Golf Tournament will be held on August 31st and is sponsored by Security Mutual Life Insurance.