OSWEGO, NY ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ As local gardens are now laden with tomatoes, zucchini and other vegetables, and orchard trees are dropping apples into overflowing baskets, Human Concerns is seeking fresh produce for distribution to the communityÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s needy.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe must remember that hunger knows no season, and right now in the midst of this plentiful harvest, many of our Oswego neighbors could really benefit from homegrown fruits and veggies,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said HC Director Barb Downs. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œNo donation is too small or too large.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
The Human Concerns Food Pantry is open Tuesdays through Fridays from noon until 3 p.m. at 85 E. Fourth St., and is available to anyone who lives within the boundaries of the Oswego City School District.
Each month, needy household members receive enough food for two days of meals.
This totally non-profit center welcomes donations of foods (fresh, canned or frozen), hygiene and cleaning products, baby products, and financial support.
Out of date foods cannot be distributed by the pantry.
If anyone is interested in learning more about Human Concerns or would like to volunteer or donate, call 342-7301 during business hours.