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September 19, 2018

‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon Set March 23


FULTON, NY – In an effort to raise awareness of the food shortage in Oswego County and help fill the shelves of area food pantries, the United Way of Greater Oswego County will hold its second annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon in Fulton on March 23.

Resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber, meets with chefs Chris Satchel of Mimi’s Drive-In (left), Bill Hubel of Blue Moon Grill (center) and Bob Mitsiell (right) of Foursome Diner to finalize the menu for the ‘Stone Soup’ Too Luncheon. Mimi’s will provide chicken noodle soup, while Blue Moon Grill will offer a cream soup, and Foursome Diner a minestrone soup along with the Greek specialty dessert baklava.

Resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber, meets with chefs Chris Satchel of Mimi’s Drive-In (left), Bill Hubel of Blue Moon Grill (center) and Bob Mitsiell (right) of Foursome Diner to finalize the menu for the ‘Stone Soup’ Too Luncheon. Mimi’s will provide chicken noodle soup, while Blue Moon Grill will offer a cream soup, and Foursome Diner a minestrone soup along with the Greek specialty dessert baklava.

Hosted by Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., the United Way’s ‘Stone Soup’ Too Luncheon will draw upon the agency’s theme of ‘Live United’ as the United Way invites community members to come together to break bread, warm their hearts, gather with friends, and enjoy a delicious lunch of ‘Stone Soup while helping to support Oswego County’s struggling food pantries.

“With the success of last year’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon we thought it would be a great idea to turn it into an annual event,” said Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County. “There is a dire need for food subsidy in our county. It is becoming increasingly difficult for our food pantries to meet this need. Our goal with the ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon is to not only raise awareness of this problem, but raise funds and provide food pantries in Oswego County with additional food.”

Luber said that the Stone Soup Too Luncheon is an excellent example of the United Way’s Live United theme, as a number of caring local businesses have come forward to donate the food and beverages necessary.

“Mimi’s, Blue Moon Grill, and The Foursome Dinner will be providing the soups; Dunkin’ Donuts is donating ‘Boxes of Joe’; C’s Farms and Davis Brothers will be providing the salads; Red Baron will provide rolls; Kathy’s Cakes and Joe’s Corner Market are donating cookies; and cake will be provided by Springside at Seneca Hill.

There will even be table arrangements featuring canned soups, courtesy of Struppler’s Shurfine Market, that will be donated to the food pantries following the luncheon.

In addition, the Fulton Lions Club has donated $500 for the purchase of food for the local food pantries.

The United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon is open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The United Way is accepting donations of $5 per person.

All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support area food pantries.

Attendees are also encouraged to please bring a donation of non-perishable food as the United Way will be collecting donations for area food pantries including the Fulton and Oswego Salvation Army, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Human Concerns, and the Oswego County Mental Health Association.

Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may contact Helen Hoefer, director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Emergency Services program, at 598-3980 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.

For more information, or to make reservations, call 593-1900.

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