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September 22, 2018

Fidelis Health Care Helps Catholic Charities Go Green


FULTON, NY – Fidelis Health Care is helping Catholic Charities of Oswego County go green by supplying the agency’s food panty with re-usable bags for its consumers.

While supplies last, visitors to Catholic Charities food pantry will receive a re-usable bag courtesy of Fidelis Health Care.

Consumers will be encouraged to use their bag each time they visit the food pantry as they will earn additional points for use towards food from the pantry.

Fidelis Health Care Marketing Representative, Sara Upfold-Harrell (left) presents Helen Hoefer, director of emergency services at Catholic Charities of Oswego County with re-useable bags. The bags will help Catholic Charities go green as they are distributed to those who visit the agency’s food panty.

Fidelis Health Care Marketing Representative, Sara Upfold-Harrell (left) presents Helen Hoefer, director of emergency services at Catholic Charities of Oswego County with re-useable bags. The bags will help Catholic Charities go green as they are distributed to those who visit the agency’s food panty.

Director of Catholic Charities’ Emergency Services Program, Helen Hoefer explained, “We have a client choice food pantry that provides our consumers with the opportunity to walk through and, with the help of a volunteer, pick out the food items that they prefer. Each client has an assigned amount of ‘food points.’ Based on their point allotment, clients are able to select the fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins that they prefer. It is a very efficient and personal way for our consumers to get the food they need for themselves and their family.”

“We are grateful to Fidelis Health Care for providing the re-useable bags and helping us and our consumers go green to help our environment,” added Hoefer.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Client Choice Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 598-3980.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County 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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