Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I – Springport) is sponsoring a Holiday Food Drive in conjunction with Governor Andrew Cuomo. “Help Your Neighbor” goes from now until December 16.
“During this holiday season, I’d like to encourage all who are able to think of their neighbors in need and make a donation,” said Finch. “Many are struggling to make ends meet, and it can be especially difficult for families this time of year. Every bit of assistance helps.”
The Help Your Neighbor initiative encourages New Yorkers and businesses to donate resources to help restock and fill the shelves of food banks. Donation boxes will be located at the following locations:
Tioga County Sheriff's Office, 103 Corporate Drive, Owego;
Tioga State Bank, 923 State Route 17C, Owego;
Tioga County Chamber of Commerce, 80 North Avenue, Owego;
Tioga County Health & Human Services, 1062 State Route 38, Owego;
Tioga County Office Building, 56 Main Street, Owego;
Village of Owego Offices, 178 Main Street, Owego;
Community Bank, 50 West Main Street, Owego;
Tioga County Clerk’s Office, 16 Court Street, Owego;
Owego Town Hall, 2354 State Route 434, Apalachin, NY;
Tioga County Probation, 20 Court Street, Owego;
Tioga State Bank, 73 Main Street, Candor;
Tioga State Bank, 1 North Main Street, Spencer.
This year, bad weather has cut down the amount of goods that New York farms have been able to provide to food banks. Also, due to the tough economic times, many are unable to donate as much as in years past, noted Finch.