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Facebook Likes Lead to Food for Those in Need

A local business turned Facebook likes into money. That money will help to feed Southern Tier residents in need.

On Thursday, The Window Broker in Johnson City presented the Food Bank of the Southern Tier with a $500 check. Money for the donation was raised by a Facebook campaign. For every like it received on its post, the business promised to donate 50 cents -- up to $500. With more than 1,500 likes total, the business says it was floored by the backing of the community.

"I think that this does say that the community supports each other. And I think that being locally owned and operated, it's very important to me to reach out to the community and do whatever I can do to support them," said Colleen Jones, Owner of The Window Broker.

"This $500 donation is going to go a long way and allow us to have a significant impact on the lives of people in need," said Natasha Thompson, President and CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

According to Thompson, for every dollar received, the Food Bank can provide three meals. Thursday's donation will supply 1,500 meals to area residents.

If you would like more information on how you can help support the organization, visit www.foodbankst.org.