FULTON, NY – Staff and volunteers at Catholic Charities of Oswego County were busy preparing for the annual Thanksgiving food basket giveaway. Despite a downturn in donations Catholic CharitiesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ food pantry will provide more than 150 families with all the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving meal courtesy.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIt is a very challenging year,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Judy Egan, coordinator of Catholic CharitiesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Emergency Services Program. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWith the decrease in donations we were not able to distribute as many baskets as we would have liked to. Looking ahead to our Christmas basket distribution, I encourage those who are able to consider donating food items or childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s toys for our LetÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Give For A Kid program as we are receiving a large amount of requests this holiday season and we would like to help as many families as possible.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
For more information on Catholic CharitiesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œLetÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Give For A KidÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â program, or to make a donation, call Egan at 598-3980.
Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.
Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego CountyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢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.