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Catholic Charities distributes Thanksgiving food baskets

FULTON, NY – Staff and volunteers at Catholic Charities of Oswego County have been busy preparing for this year’s Thanksgiving food basket distribution.

Helen Hoefer, supervisor of Catholic Charities of Oswego County Community Services (second from right) joins Emergency Services Assistant, Danielle Losurdo (right), AmeriCorps member, Leslie Ross (left) and volunteer Marge Corsoniti (second from left) in preparing Thanksgiving food baskets.  Catholic Charities is distributing more than 300 food baskets to families in need in Oswego County. For more information on Catholic Charities, or to help support their Christmas food basket program, contact Hoefer at 315-598-3980, ext. 224.
Helen Hoefer, supervisor of Catholic Charities of Oswego County Community Services (second from right) joins Emergency Services Assistant, Danielle Losurdo (right), AmeriCorps member, Leslie Ross (left) and volunteer Marge Corsoniti (second from left) in preparing Thanksgiving food baskets. Catholic Charities is distributing more than 300 food baskets to families in need in Oswego County. For more information on Catholic Charities, or to help support their Christmas food basket program, contact Hoefer at 315-598-3980, ext. 224.

Thanks to donations from concerned community members and area businesses, Catholic Charities’ food pantry will provide more than 300 families with all the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving meal.

“It has been a very challenging year,” said Helen Hoefer, Supervisor of community services at Catholic Charities.  “Thanks to the generosity of Fidelis Care and the Tobacco Free Network of Oswego County, who supplied the distribution bags, employees of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group’s (CENG) Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, who adopted families, and other community members we are able to continue to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets.”

Looking ahead to their Christmas food basket distribution, Hoefer added that Catholic Charities is receiving a large amount of requests this holiday season.

“I encourage those who are able to consider donating non-perishable food items so that we will be able to help as many families as possible this Christmas,” said Hoefer.

For more information on Catholic Charities’ Christmas food distribution contact Helen Hoefer at 315-598-3980, ext.

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.