FULTON, NY â€“ â€œPlaying 4 Poverty,â€ A Food Aid Concert for Oswego County received some much welcomed support recently courtesy of The Believerâ€™s Chapel in Fulton.
The church held a chicken barbecue to raise the money for the event.
Coordinated by a coalition of human service agencies, â€œPlaying 4 Povertyâ€ is an exciting, fun event that seeks to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in Oswego County and help garner support for Oswego Countyâ€™s food pantries.
Scheduled for Sept. 11, the third annual â€œPlaying 4 Povertyâ€ will be held at Bullhead Point.
The event will feature a full day of music, food, and fun.
Committee member Heather Robinson of Oswego County Opportunitiesâ€™ Street Outreach Services is looking forward to bringing community members together to raise monetary and food donations that will help combat hunger and poverty in Oswego County.
â€œPlaying For Povertyâ€ is about both raising awareness of a very real problem and working toward a solution. Now through the end of August we will be accepting cash donations and non-perishable food items for area food pantries, as well as raffle items to be used the day of the event,â€ she said.
Robinson added that sponsorships at a variety of levels are available to area businesses and organizations that would like to be a part of this worthwhile community event.
â€œWe are very appreciative of the generous donation we received from The Believerâ€™s Chapel. This fun, family friendly event is a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy a day of music and food while coming together to help improve the quality of life for others. I encourage other groups, organizations and businesses to join us in our effort to fight hunger and poverty in Oswego County,â€ she added.
For more information, or to see how you can be involved as an official sponsor, call Robinson at (315) 342-7532.
On Sept. 25 Believerâ€™s Chapel will host a chicken barbecues beginning at 11:30 a.m. to benefit their food pantry, which is available from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the third Saturday of the month.