FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 7, 2016
Contact: Chris Allinger
Q Country and Cornell take ‘2 Steps’
(Ithaca, NY) For four years Q Country morning host, Chris Allinger strapped on his backpack to walk for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Backpack Program. His “Walkin’ The Country” events took the DJ to every town in Tompkins County raising funds for the program that helps children at risk of hunger on weekends and holidays during the school year. At the end of his fourth trek, Allinger said he was done with that means of raising funds. He was quick to add, “That didn’t mean we were walking away from this amazing program. There’s too much at stake, these kids count on this program here in our schools”
And so Q Country continues its partnership with Cornell University Athletics while at the same time teaming up with Tompkins Trust Company, to support the Backpack Program with a new dual-effort: “2 Steps to Fight Hunger” is slated for the fall and gives everyone a chance to participate.
Step 1 is Sunday, September 18th when Cornell University Athletics hosts the first “A Run On Campus” at the Robert J Kane Sports Complex. This 5K run and 1 mile fun run is made for individuals and families to participate.
Step 2 is Sunday October 2nd, Q Country presents “A Walk In The Country” at Treman State Park. Together, Allinger and participants will hike the trail from lower to upper Treman and back down. There’ll be food and entertainment at the end of the walk.
Registration for the public is just $30. or, as Allinger says, “If you know ten people who will donate $3.00, that’s your registration fee!”
Information and forms are available through 1037qcountry.com
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 school meal programs. Each Friday children in need receive a bag of simple, easy to prepare nutritious food to get them through weekends and holidays. These children, who rely on school meal programs for sustenance, may otherwise go without when school is not in session.