April Guest Chef Dinner Set At Oswego Salvation Army

OSWEGO, NY – Steve Canale and his staff of the Press Box, will be providing the next Guest Chef Dinner for the Oswego Salvation Army on April 24 serving from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for dining in or taking out, at the Citadel, 73 W. Second St.

Their menu for the evening will include lemon pepper chicken, their famous macaroni and cheese, Italian green beans, and cole slaw.

Members of the Advisory Board will provide an assortment of desserts.

The Press Box has been pleasing Oswego palates for 27.5 years.

According to Alison Scanlon, daughter of Steve Canale and manager, “It opened on the day my sister was born. We offer a wide assortment of pub-style menu items including burgers, paninis, wraps, entrees, grilled pizza, and salads, served up in a sports themed atmosphere.”

The restaurant, on two tiers, offers many large screen high definition televisions and a lake view from the deck.

Famous diners have included Steve Levy and Linda Cohen, ESPN anchors, who still come to the Press Box whenever they are in town, and George Pataki, former New York State governor.

The Guest Chef dinners are organized by the Advisory Board and offered bimonthly to everyone in the community to help support the services of The Salvation Army in Oswego. The dinners have been moved to Tuesday evenings to improve the parking situation for guests.

Profits from the dinners assist 75 to 150 people daily who receive hot
breakfasts and lunches seven days a week from the Salvation Army kitchen. About 80 to 150 families each month receive a three-day supply of groceries from our pantry and bread and pastries are distributed to at least 750 people each month.

A fresh food distribution occurs monthly through the Food Bank of Central NY. About 30 students come to our building weekly after school to do homework, use computers, and participate in crafts and games.

Our classrooms accommodate a Life Skills Training Program that addresses financial literacy; job-search skills; parenting skills; selection, purchase, preparation, and storage of food; health information; and other basic skills needed for a better life. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides instructors for this aspect of our programming. Activity rooms accommodate exercise equipment and games that foster fellowship and develop social skills in our clients.

If you would like to know more or offer your services as a volunteer call 343-6491 or stop at the office at 73 W. Second St.

There are opportunities for individuals, families, and organizations.