Catholic Charities Accepting Applications for Holiday Meals

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – With the holidays fast approaching, Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Community Services program has begun accepting requests for its annual Thanksgiving and Christmas meal distributions, which provide families and individuals in need with complete holiday meals with all the fixings.

“We distributed meals to more than 1,300 people last holiday season and anticipate an even greater demand this year,” said Supervisor of Community Services, Helen Hoefer. “To help us meet that demand we are accepting donations from businesses, organizations, and individuals that would like to help.”

Hoefer added that since Catholic Charities’ food pantry has limited freezer space at its current location, they are accepting donations of non-perishable goods only.

“We are also accepting donations of grocery store gift cards that we can distribute for the purchase of turkeys,” she said.

Catholic Charities is accepting applications for Thanksgiving meals now through November 7.

Christmas meal applications will be accepted through December 7.

Families and individuals who would like to apply may do so by visiting Catholic Charities’ food pantry at its current location, the corner of West Third and Beech streets in the St. Michael’s church building in Fulton.

Those interested in applying must have proof of identity for everyone in the household as well as a piece of mail, dated within 30 days, with name and address for each adult in the household.

Thanksgiving meals will be distributed November 14 and 15, applicants will be notified of the time and day that they may pick up their meal.

Christmas meals will be distributed at a time and date to announced.

For more information, contact Hoefer at 315-598-3980 or visit

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.  Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.