Fulton, NY – Participants in Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Relatives Raising Relatives program recently planted their own garden bags so they are able to experience the satisfaction of raising and enjoying their own fresh vegetables.
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Robin Neal of the Food Bank of Central New York, which provided the garden bags, demonstrated how to prepare and maintain their garden.
The Relatives Raising Relatives program provides caregivers who have taken on the responsibilities of raising their relative’s children with support, advocacy, and information on how to access other beneficial programs.
The program also offers a monthly event for the families to attend, encouraging them to network with others who are in similar situations.
Currently, support groups for caregivers are offered in Fulton and Pulaski.
For information on the Relatives Raising Relatives program, or to learn about eligibility, contact Jonathan Gilmore at Catholic Charities of Oswego County at 315-598-3980.