The holiday season means a lot of things to different people, but to those in poverty-especially children- it can mean struggling for food.

The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse will have its 31st Annual CHOW Hunger Walk October 20th at the East Gym at Binghamton University.

This year their will be live music, the Broome County Zoomobile, and activities from the Magic Paintbrush Project.

Through CHOW’s program, every one dollar raised is leveraged into seven dollars in food, which provides four meals.

“The cold weather is settling in and the holidays are coming, and that always provides a spike for us with a need for emergency food assistance. I’d like to remind the community that we have approximately a two week school break this year and we have thousands of young people who live in poverty who won’t have access to those meals,” said Mike Leahey the Director of CHOW.

CHOW has provided more than 700,000 free meals in 2012 40% of the recipients were children according to the Broome County Council of Churches.

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