Chobani is hosting its sixth annual Community Giveaway at the Chenango County Fairgrounds in Norwich to show appreciation to the Central New York region.

This years event moved to a larger venue due to the Coronavirus. All the fun takes place with Chobani on Saturday, December 5th 10AM - Noon while supplies last. Each and every December, the company hands out 5,000 free cases of Chobani products as a thank you gift to local residents.

“We fully support all measures being taken to keep our community safe during a global pandemic and want to do our part to ensure the well-being of our employees and the public,” said Alyson Oüten, director of community relations. “Giving back helps enrich the communities we call home and bring better food to more people. And just as importantly, the county fairgrounds location will allow patrons to stay safely in the comfort of their vehicles while our employee volunteers place yogurt in the trunk.”

For more information about this years event, you can read more from the Rome Sentinel.

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Chobani Will Raise Its Minimum Hourly Wage To $15

Upstate New York's favorite greek yogurt company Chobani will raise its minimum hourly wage starting in the first quarter of 2021. Currently, the wage is at $13, and will be raised to $15. This increase will impact hourly employees at Chobani’s headquarters in Norwich, and at its Greek yogurt plants in South Edmeston, New York, and in Twin Falls, Idaho. Employees already making more than $15 an hour will see their pay increase by comparable amounts. As a result of the increase, Chobani’s average hourly rate at the facilities will be about $19 an hour.

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