Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
Because One Hungry Neighbor
Is ONE Too Many.

Walkin The Country


On Monday, September 8th, Q Country 103.7 Personality Chris Allinger
Will Begin the 3rd 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 2013 and click here for photos!

Who Chris Allinger, on-air talent for Q Country 103.7

What Chris will be setting out to walk through towns
in Tompkins County to benefit the Food Bank’s

BackPack Program

When Monday, September 8th - Friday, September 12th  

How September 8th 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 to the Cornell
Athletics & Physical Education
staff for the $5,000 gift 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. 

During the 2012-2013 school year, the BackPack Program served 33 school districts in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. 2,075 children received packs each week. A total of 73,872 packs were distributed.

Click here for more information on the BackPack Program™.

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