FULTON, NY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Staff and volunteers at Catholic Charities of Oswego County were busy preparing for the annual Thanksgiving food basket giveaway.
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Despite a downturn in donations, Catholic CharitiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ food pantry will provide more than 125 families with all the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving meal.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It has been a very challenging year,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Helen Hoefer, director of Catholic CharitiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Emergency Services Program. Ã¢â‚¬Å“With the decrease in donations we were not able to distribute as many baskets as we would have liked to. Fortunately, those that were able to donate were very generous so we were still able to distribute quite a few baskets for Thanksgiving. Looking ahead to our Christmas basket distribution, I encourage those who are able to consider donating food items or childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s toys for our Ã¢â‚¬Å“LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Give For A KidÃ¢â‚¬Â program as we are receiving a large amount of requests this holiday season and we would like to help as many families as possible.Ã¢â‚¬Â