WALKIN' THE COUNTRY
Q Country 103.7 Personality Chris Allinger
Will Walk To Q Country Towns to Benefit
the Food Bank's BackPack Program™
Who Chris Allinger, on-air talent for Q Country 103.7
What Chris will be setting out to walk to each town in Tompkins County
to benefit the Food Bank’s BackPack Program™.
When Monday, August 20th - Friday, August 24th
How Beginning Monday at 9:00am, Chris will leave the station and begin his walk around
Q Country, carrying only a large empty backpack. Donations will be raised through donations per mile leading up to the event, but also through events and individuals Chris encounters on his walk. The idea is to fill the backpack as Chris travels through Q Country!
Click here if you would like to make a secure, online donation. Just select "Walkin' The Country" in the drop down menu.
See When Chris Will Be In Your Town!
Starting August 20th, be sure to check in each day to the
Food Bank's Facebook page to find out where Chris will be,
or click here to follow Chris on the Q Country website.
Click here for photos from the walk.
Click here for interactive maps and track Chris's location.
About The Food Bank's BackPack Program™
We believe that no child should ever go hungry. Yet, many children who receive free and reduced priced school meals are left without the nutrition they need on weekends and holiday breaks when school is not in session. By providing children who are at risk of hunger with a bag of nutritious food each Friday throughout the school year, the BackPack Program™ attempts to reduce this gap and help children return to school on Monday ready to learn.
Started as a pilot program with 3 sites in 2005, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's BackPack Program™ originally has expanded into 19 sites throughout our six county service area.
Click here for more information on the BackPack Program™.