SANDY CREEK, NY – The United Way’s first ever Stone Soup luncheon in Sandy Creek is receiving some solid support from area restaurants and other businesses as committee members prepare the luncheon menu.
According to Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way, Eddy’s Place Restaurant, The River House Restaurant, Rainbow Shores Restaurant, and the Sandy Pond Steak House will provide soups for the luncheon. “We are appreciative of the support we are receiving for our Stone Soup luncheon. The concern that these businesses are demonstrating for their community is commendable,” said Luber.
Paula and Ed Ward of Eddy’s Place Restaurant, 3866 Rome Road in Pulaski, who are donating soup, are excited about the event. “When Lois asked us for a donation to the luncheon we thought, what a great idea. Ed’s soups have become quite popular in this area and his cream of mushroom soup, which will be served at the luncheon, is probably the most popular and requested soup we serve,” Paula said.
“The United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon is a fantastic, yet simple way to fundraise for our local food pantries. There is always a need for this service and having an affordable, simple luncheon for the public is a great way to do it. We are happy to be a part of it and I encourage everyone to come out to support this worthy cause,” she added.
Open to the public, the United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon will be held Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, 2031 Harwood Drive, just off Route 81 exit 37.
The United Way is accepting donations of $5 per person. All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support the Pulaski Community Ministries Food Pantry, the Sandy Creek / Lacona Community Cupboard, the Richland / Rural & Migrant Ministries Food Pantry, and the Lacona / North Country Christian Church Soup Kitchen. Attendees are encouraged to please bring a donation of non-perishable food items, as the United Way will be collecting donations for those food pantries as well.
“We are still welcoming sponsors and donations from local businesses wishing to be a part of our Stone Soup Luncheon. Community members who would like to donate fresh produce from their garden are welcome to do so by bringing their donations to the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church on Sept. 17 from 9 –11 a.m.,” added Luber.
Those unable to attend the luncheon, but would like to donate food items, may contact Peggy Manchester at 387-5539 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.
For more information, call 593-1900.