Updated 12/19/2012 04:23 PM
CHOW gets holiday donation
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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- Broome County's Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse gets a little help from the neighbors and Weis markets.
Each fall, the grocery chain collects donations as part of its Fight Hunger Program. This year, community members donated more than $10,000 to CHOW and Weis threw in another $15,000 in gift cards.
It's a partnership that lasts all year long, but it's especially important during this holiday season.
"During this busy time of year, it's important to remember those in our community who are in need. And the food banks do such great work in the community year round, it's a great time to give back," said Mike Unstead, Weis Markets District Manager.
"With our economy being the way it is, we have a lot of people who have never gone to a soup kitchen or food pantries to collect food and they're in line now. So these donations are critical," said CHOW Director Mike Leahey.
CHOW also gets a 20 percent discount with the gift cards. They can use those to buy anything they need.