CHOW Hunger Walk: Fighting Hunger One Step at a Time

Imagine a typical day.

The usual day, full of class or work or clubs or maybe all 3 for the overachievers out there. Maybe a typical day includes a test you forgot about or a cancelled meeting. Usually it includes way too much procrastination, and way too little sleep. And for most students, the typical day includes at least 3 square meals.

Imagine it didn’t...

The Broome County Council of Churches (BCCC) started its Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) in 1976 in response to the overwhelming yet often overlooked issue of hunger--an issue that impacts too many people’s days. Every month, BCCC’s CHOW program is able to distribute 130,000 pounds of food to Broome County residents who lack regular access to meals. Some of the food comes from their CHOW Farm, which provides food for their 30 food pantries and soup kitchens, but a large portion of it comes from generous community donations.

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This past Sunday, October 20th, CHOW and Binghamton University worked with various community organizations as the Council held their 31st annual CHOW Hunger Walk. The walk was hugely successful, as it attracted nearly 900 participants, and raised tens of thousands of dollars. Early estimates have the total dollar amount raised exceeding $20,000 which will do just fine in the fight against hunger during this upcoming holiday season.

The event was definitely a success. There was a tremendous turnout from community groups and campus groups, with such a generous outpouring of support," said Meghan King, a junior and member of Phi Alpha Delta. “I would definitely participate again. There was such a strong spirit of camaraderie and support for such a worthy cause. Plus it was a ton of fun!”

Thanks to the Broome County Council of Churches’ CHOW program and Hunger Walk, we’re one step closer to defeating hunger.

Big thanks to Theta Tau for being extra helpful with cleanup.

Be sure to check our weekly newsletter for possible volunteer opportunities with CHOW and other hunger-fighting organizations.

To find out more about the CHOW program visit their website:

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