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

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June 9-15, 2013 is Childhood Hunger Awareness Week in Broome County.

Hunger prevents children from reaching their full potential. It’s an epidemic that’s threatening America’s future and seriously impacts children throughout the Southern Tier. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is proud to partner with Broome County Executive Debra A. Preston to increase awareness for childhood hunger in Broome County. 

Consider these facts: 
   ·  Approximately 23% of Broome County children under the age of 18 (~9,400) live in poverty.
   · More than 8,000 (21%) children in Broome live in households that struggle to put food on the table
   · Of the more than 13,000 Broome children enrolled in free/reduced price meals (47% of the all students), 
    only 14% (1,893) received meals during summer 2012
   · Nearly ˝ of all people who use SNAP (Food Stamps) are children

Broome County Executive Debra Preston is raising awareness
in the community about this critical problem by declaring the week
of June 9-15, 2013 Childhood Hunger Awareness Week in Broome County

Partnerships between non-profits, health care, education, business and
government all play an important role in solving this issue. 

Special thanks to the following organizations for their commitment to the fight
against childhood hunger and support for Broome County’s Childhood Hunger Awareness Week.


Community Partner Organizations
Click on the links below to visit partner websites

Binghamton City School District
Broome County Executive Debra A. Preston

Broome County Health Department

Broome - Tioga BOCES
Catholic Charities of Broome County

CHOW - Broome County Council of Churches 

Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce


Take Action – You Can Help Fight Childhood Hunger in Your Community


   Form a team for Wendy’s Walk for Kids in August 2013

   Form a team for the CHOW Hunger Walk in October 2013

   For more volunteer ideas visit the Food Bank website

   Advocate for policies that help Americans struggling with hunger

Share Your Story

   Share Your Story to be a part of the Food Bank’s Feed Hope Hunger Awareness Campaign 
Participate in the Summer Food Service Program - Check the following websites to find a site near you

Learn More

Map the Meal Gap Link – Food Insecurity in Your County

Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Corporation for National & Community Service
Hunger Solutions New York

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