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CHOW Food Drive Has Local Businesses Stepping Up

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

When the Food-A-Bago drive for CHOW kicked off at 6am on Monday morning, the Old Union Hotel owners were first to arrive with a shopping cart full of non-perishable items. It's been a tradition for the Binghamton business for the past few years, according to owner Andy Kipp. Kipp says he always tries to get there right when the food drive kicks off to donate and challenge other businesses in the area to do the same.

"Fill up a shopping cart, take it over there because there's like 16,000 kids who go to bed hungry every night right here in this area, so we need to get them food, especially with the holiday break coming up, they don't have the school lunches and stuff like that, so we really need to fill up the warehouse," says Kipp.

The food drive, run by Town Square Media, will be collecting donations in the Weis parking lot on Upper Front Street in Binghamton from now until Monday November 12th.