Walkin’ the Country II

Walkin’ 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.”

Learn more about the Backpack Program

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

Monday, September 9th

10A Cornell


Noon  Agava on Pine Tree Road

Monday 2

5P  Slaterville


Tuesday, September 10th

8A  The Dandy Mart in Slaterville

Tuesday 1

Noon  The Dryden Hotel with a stop by Toad’s Diner in Freeville

Tuesday 2

5P  The Roman Village in Groton


Wednesday, September 11th

8A  Casper’s Diner in Groton

Wednesday 1

Noon  The Town Ball Fields sponsored by Booker’s Backyard in Lansing

Wednesday 2

5P  Location TBATrumansburg


Thursday, September 12th

8A  The Falls Tavern in Trumansburg

Thursday 1

Noon  Enfield Fire Department

Thursday 2

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 .

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