Walking the Country II

Walking the Country II

Chris Allinger is cleaning up his backpack and shining up his sneakers for another stroll for a good cause:

Walkin’ The Country II

Presented by CSP Management

On Monday, September 9th, Chris will set out on another week-long quest for money to support the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s BackPack ProgramTM.  His walk will take him to every town in Tompkins County collecting donations.  At close to 100 miles this year, that’s a lot of footsteps for a whole lot of children.

The Food Bank’s BackPack Program™ provides healthy, child-friendly, and easy to prepare foods to children at risk of hunger over weekends and holiday breaks when children do not have access to free or reduced price school meal programs. Each Friday children in need receive a bag of simple, easy to prepare food to get them through weekends and holidays. These children, who rely on school lunch programs for sustenance, would otherwise go hungry when school is out.

Last year, Chris’s walk raised almost $20,000 for this important program.  This year his goal is the same as last year: “I want $3.00!”, he says with a laugh, “That’s what it takes to fill up one backpack and every time I get another $3.00, that means another kid will have a backpack full of food.”

Here’s a rough schedule of where Chris will be walking each day:

Monday, September 9th

10A Cornell

5P  Slaterville

 

Tuesday, September 10th

8A  Slaterville

Noon  Dryden

5P  Groton

 

Wednesday, September 11th

8A  Groton

Noon  Lansing

5P  Trumansburg

 

Thursday, September 12th

8A  Trumansburg

Noon  Enfield

5P  Newfield

 

Friday, September 13th

8A  Newfield

Noon  Danby

3P  Ithaca College

5P  Downtown Ithaca

Stay tuned for more details and to see how you can help.

Will you be away during the Walk?  You can make a secure, online donation for Walking The Country .

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