Local, county and state leaders were in Binghamton Wednesday to announce a competitive Thanksgiving food drive.

City of Binghamton Mayor Rich David, County Executive Jason Garnar and State Senator Fred Akshar announced the “Government Plaza Thanksgiving Food Challenge,” a competition between the three’s offices to see which one of them can collect the most food for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW.)

Individuals can donate food items between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the State Office Building, Broome County Building and Binghamton City Hall.  The competition goes from Nov. 12 to 14.

At the end of the week, items will be counted from each building to determine a winner.

The officer of State Senator Fred Akshar says one 1 in 8 individuals in Broome County are food insecure.  They also say 1 in 5 children are food insecure.

If you wish to make a monetary donation, go to the Broome Council’s website by clicking here.

PHOTO CREDIT: Office of Senator Fred Akshar

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