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September 20, 2018

Catholic Charities Seeks Volunteers


Fulton, NY – Looking for a productive way to share your time to help others?  The food pantry at Catholic Charities of Oswego County is currently for volunteers for its food pantry and thrift store.

Located inside the Catholic Charities building, 365 West First Street in Fulton, the food pantry and thrift store serves dozens of families and individuals in the community.

Volunteers at Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s re-stock the shelves at the agency’s food pantry. Catholic Charities is currently in need of additional volunteers so that it may extend the hours that its food pantry and the thrift store are open. From left are food pantry assistant, Danielle Lundy Losurdo and volunteers, Marge Corsoniti, Phyllis Kelsey and Elizabeth Stine.

Volunteers at Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s re-stock the shelves at the agency’s food pantry. Catholic Charities is currently in need of additional volunteers so that it may extend the hours that its food pantry and the thrift store are open. From left are food pantry assistant, Danielle Lundy Losurdo and volunteers, Marge Corsoniti, Phyllis Kelsey and Elizabeth Stine.

The agency is currently looking for volunteers so that it may extend the hours that the pantry and thrift store are open so that they may better serve those who depend on it for food subsidy and affordable clothing and household items.

“To meet the increased demand we are hoping to have our client choice food pantry and the thrift store open more hours. To do that we need volunteers,” said Helen Hoefer, supervisor of Catholic Charities Community Services. “We are fortunate that we receive help during the holiday season, however the demand on our food pantry and the need for our thrift store continues year round. Without the support from caring individuals who volunteer their time to help others we are unable to extend the hours of our food pantry and our thrift store.”

Catholic Charities food pantry is currently open Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

“With the addition of more volunteers we will be able to extend those hours and make our food pantry more accessible. Those who do volunteer at our food pantry and thrift store have said that they find it to be a very rewarding experience. It provides them with the opportunity for social interaction with others and the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to make a difference in someone’s life. We welcome volunteers of all ages and appreciate whatever amount of time they feel comfortable sharing with us,” added Hoefer.

For more information on becoming a volunteer at Catholic Charities of Oswego County, contact Hoefer at 315-598-3980 or visit the agency’s website at www.ccoswego.com

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.

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