2ND ANNUAL WALKIN' THE COUNTRY
Who Chris Allinger, on-air talent for Q Country 103.7
On Monday, September 9th, Q Country 103.7 Personality Chris Allinger
Will Begin the 2nd Annual Walkin' The Country to Benefit the
Food Bank of the Southern Tier's BackPack Program™!
Click here to see how much Chris raised during Walkin' The Country II and click here for photos!
What Chris will be setting out to walk through towns
in Tompkins County to benefit the Food Bank’s
When Monday, September 9th - Friday, September 13th
How September 9th at 10:00am, Chris will begin his walk from the front of the Friedman Wrestling Center on the Cornell University campus, 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!
Special thanks for this morning’s $5,000 gift from the Cornell Athletics
& Physical Education staff to start Chris off on his walk!
Click here or the button left if you would like to make a secure, online donation.
Just select "Walkin' The Country" in the drop down menu.
Click here to see when Chris will be in your town!
Be sure to check in daily 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. Photos to be posted when the walk begins!
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 26 sites throughout our six county service area. Click here for more information on the BackPack Program™.
Walkin' The Country 2012 was a huge success!
Click here for a wrap up of last year's walk and see how much Chris raised for the BackPack Program™