Congressman Anthony Brindisi, and SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm, visited the Southern Tier Drive-Thru community food distribution location at SUNY Broome on June 12th.
“SUNY Broome is proud to partner with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier on this food distribution project,” said SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm. “We are very happy we could provide our campus during a time when food insecurity is so prevalent throughout our region and the nation.”
Representative Brindisi, who is volunteering at the Community Food Distribution, said, “During this pandemic and beyond, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier has done incredible work to increase access to meals for Broome County. Seeing food insecurity and hunger in Broome County is heartbreaking, and as your representative, I am working tirelessly to provide more resources to community-based partnerships like this. Together, we can end hunger and increase food security for all of Broome County.”
Volunteers have been working throughout the pandemic to help get food out to those in the community who are in need by distributing Emergency Food Boxes, packing food into bags, and helping to distribute the items.
The June 12th event helped distribute around 90 pounds of food products, mainly perishable New York, made food items to about 500 registered households.
For more information on the Southern Tier Food Bank and how you can register visit www.foodbankst.org/