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CiTi Receives Grant To Expand Weekend Food Program

MEXICO – The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s main campus Breakfast, Lunch for Weekends program is growing, thanks to a grant received by the Oswego County Community Foundation, a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.

Pictured are Pamela Marmon, JoAnn Smegelsky, Joanne  St. Gelais and Nanette Willis with donated food items.
Pictured are Pamela Marmon, JoAnn Smegelsky, Joanne St. Gelais and Nanette Willis with donated food items.

BLFW discreetly and confidentially offers free food on the weekends to any food-challenged student that attends any of the CiTi programs located on main campus.

The one-year grant allows the program to expand by also providing hygiene items to students as well as “Family Crisis Bags” to families in acute, desperate need.

School nurse Pamela Marmon said as the need for the program grew, so did community support.

BLFW also received donations from the Shineman Foundation, the Russel Horning Auxiliary 601 in Parish and CiTi employees.

Marmon said everyone’s assistance helps close the hunger gap for families when school is not in session.

A special thank you, she said, goes out to CiTi employees JoAnn Smegelsky, Joanne St. Gelais and Nanette Willis for their time and effort to expand the program.

To help with the cause, call Marmon at 963-4223.