PLATTSBURGH — Price Chopper’s 2012 Check Out Hunger campaign has raised $24,682.13 and 34,349 pounds of food for 14 local food banks and their affiliated kitchens and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
“At Price Chopper, we’re committed to helping people feed and care for themselves and their families throughout the year,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer and marketing services. “After the year-end holidays, many food banks have low reserves. Our Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness that hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities.”
For six weeks in November and December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price food package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.
Currently, the tallied donations of cases of food and checks are being delivered to area food banks and pantries, including the Region Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
Yoga for teens
PLATTSBURGH — Bridge Street Yoga Place at 21 Bridge St. in Plattsburgh will offer free teen yoga every Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m.
The owners say they feel that everyone can benefit from yoga, but teens especially. Practicing yoga teaches techniques for coping with the unique issues teens are faced with every day, the challenges, stresses, joys and the dreaded unknowns.
Yoga allows practitioners to experience a sense of space around their concerns and gives them tools to calm and redirect their thoughts, bringing ease and grace into their chaotic worlds. It teaches how to make choices that are respectful to others, to themselves and to the earth. Practicing yoga also helps develop a body and mind connection and brings the ability to manage stress.