FULTON, NY – Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow has announced that Barb Canale has been named coordinator of the Catholic Charities’ Nutrition Outreach & Education Program.
Established through the Nutrition Consortium of NYS, the Nutrition Outreach & Education Program, which is administered through Catholic Charities of Oswego County, aims to alleviate hunger for poor and near poor residents of New York State, by expanding the availability of, access to, and use of governmental feeding programs, through outreach, education and advocacy.
As coordinator of the program, Canale will be promoting healthier eating and working to increase use of the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by educating those in need about the benefits of the program and encouraging those eligible to enroll.
“I enjoy helping people and I am looking forward to getting out into the community so that I can raise people’s awareness of USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and better educate them on the eligibility requirements so that those who qualify can benefit from the food assistance programs that are available in Oswego County,” said Canale.
The USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is funded 100% through the Federal Government.
Money spent through the program helps boost the local economy as every $5 spent through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program generates more than $9 in economic impact for the community.
In addition to working with those directly eligible for the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Canale will also be in contact with other agencies and organizations that serve this population to raise their awareness of the program and provide them with information on how their consumers can access the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
For more information, call Canale at 598-3980, ext. 252.