JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The 2020 CHOW Walk will be held virtually this year starting Oct. 1 to 9.
In an effort to bring awareness to hunger, walk 1/4 of a mile for the one out of four children who are food insecure in Broome County.
This is CHOW’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the organization relies heavily on it to continue doing the important work of feeding the community.
According to Feeding America almost 13 percent of people in Broome County were food insecure in 2019. The pandemic made that number increase to 18 percent.
“So to put that in numbers you’re talking roughly 25,000 increasing to 35,000,” said Les Aylesworth the Director of CHOW. “To put that into further perspective, to take those 35,000 people you would fill up NYSEG Baseball stadium six times at its capacity of full seating.”
Due to the pandemic, participants can choose whenever they want to walk, CHOW is encouraging those walking to follow social distancing guidelines to stay healthy.