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hunger-free communities
throughout the Southern Tier.

Walkin The Country


On Monday, September 14th, Q Country 103.7 Personality Chris Allinger
Will Begin the 4th Annual Walkin' The Country to Benefit the
Food Bank of the Southern Tier's BackPack Program

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 14th - Friday, September 18th  

How September 14th at 9:00am, 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!

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.

Special thanks to Cornell Athletics & Physical Education staff for their check of over $6,000 to get Chris started on his walk!

Click here to see when Chris will be in your town!
Check in daily to the Food Bank's Facebook page to find out where Chris will be, or here to follow Chris on the Q Country website. Photos will be posted when the walk begins! 

Click here to see how much Chris raised during Walkin' The Country 2014 and here for photos!


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 2014-2015 school year, the BackPack Program served 41 school districts in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. 2,849 children received packs each week. A total of 85,056 packs were distributed.

Click here for more information on the BackPack Program™.

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