"Stamp Out Hunger" food drive helps feed over 16,000 local kids

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Local letter carriers will be hauling an extra heavy load this Saturday as the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive returns.

Folks are asked to set out non-perishable, non-expired food by their mailbox for mail carriers to pick up and deliver to CHOW.

Plastic bags to use in the food drive arrived in the mail this week, however, residents can use any bag, box or container to donate.

CHOW Director Jack Seman says the effort is very much appreciated.

"This is one of our largest food drives of the year. Unfortunately, last year we were only able to gather about 10,000 pounds, which is only a quarter of what we normally get from this. So, we're really hoping that this year is really a record breaker,” said Seman.

Seman says the donations are needed this Summer to help feed the 16,000 kids who receive free and reduced school meals during the school year.

No glass containers please for fear of breakage.

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