Working together to build and sustain
hunger-free communities
throughout the Southern Tier.

Walkin The Country


Q Country 103.7 Personality Chris Allinger Walked Around
Tompkins County to Benefit the Food Bank's BackPack Program
Raising Over $34,000!

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is
pleased to announce that Q Country’s Walkin the Country fund drive was a huge success, raising $34,058 to benefit the Food Bank’s BackPack Program in Tompkins County!

From September 14th through September 18th, Chris strapped on a backpack and walked to every town in Tompkins County filling the backpack with donations.

Over $118,000 has been raised through this walk in the past four years!

Special thanks to Cornell Athletics & Physical Education staff for their check of over $6,500 to get Chris started on his walk!

I couldn’t be happier with the result. People got the message that there are children going hungry right here in our County, said Chris Allinger. “We went out and asked for $3.00 to feed a child for a weekend. Look what happens when a community comes together.

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.

Click here for more information on the BackPack Program™.

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