Southern Tier, N.Y. (WENY)-- The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is teaming up with area liquor stores to help those less fortunate this holiday season.

     It's called Cheers for Change. Starting now through January 3rd, you can round up your purchase to the nearest dollar at participating liquor stores in the Southern Tier. That extra change will be donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, which in turn will help provide meals to neighbors in need. It may not seem like a lot, but the change adds up over time, and every penny counts. It takes just $1 to provide three meals to someone who is hunger insecure.

     The participating liquor stores include: Grapes & Grains in Elmira, Northside Liquor and Wine in Ithaca, Triphammer Wine & Spirits in Ithaca, Northgate Liquors & Wine in Binghamton, and Johnson City Liquor and Wine in Johnson City.