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.”
Learn more about the Backpack Program
Here’s a rough schedule of where Chris will be walking each day:
Monday, September 9th
Noon Agava on Pine Tree Road
Tuesday, September 10th
8A The Dandy Mart in Slaterville
Noon The Dryden Hotel with a stop by Toad’s Diner in Freeville
5P The Roman Village in Groton
Wednesday, September 11th
8A Casper’s Diner in Groton
Noon The Town Ball Fields sponsored by Booker’s Backyard in Lansing
5P Location TBATrumansburg
Thursday, September 12th
8A The Falls Tavern in Trumansburg
Noon Enfield Fire Department
5P Stella’s Barn and Country Comfort Restaurant in Newfield
Friday, September 13th
8A Freddie’s Place in Newfield
Noon The Town Park in Danby
3P Ithaca College
5P Our Final Destination is Wegmans in 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 .