OCO Celebrates March for Meals Week

Kimberly Trail, a volunteer driver with Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Home Delivered Meals Program, and City of Fulton Mayor Jim Rice prepare to deliver meals to homebound seniors. As part of National March for Meals week Mayor Rice joined other elected officials and community members to serve as volunteer delivery persons for OCO’s Home Delivered Meals program.

FultonIn recognition of National Meals on Wheels week Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) is raising awareness of the Home Delivered Meals program and its efforts to combat food insecurity for residents 60 and over in Oswego County.

As part of its participation of National Meals on Wheels week, Coordinator of OCO Nutrition Services Lori Halstead invited elected officials to ride along with volunteer drivers for the Home Delivered Meals program and assist in delivering meals to homebound seniors in Oswego County.   


Fulton Mayor Jim Rice experienced the home delivered meals program as he joined Kimberly Trail on her route.

“I was honored to participate in OCO’s Home Delivered Meals program,” said Mayor Rice. “Delivering meals to our seniors afforded me an opportunity to see first-hand the amazing work undertaken by Oswego County Opportunities, its dedicated staff and volunteers.”

The Home Delivered Meals program delivers more than 1,000 meals each day. With eight paid driver routes and 16 volunteer routes, the program provides nutritious meals to homebound seniors in every area of Oswego County. In addition to delivering meals, volunteers and staff serve meals at OCO’s Senior Dining Lunch sites throughout Oswego County.

“I’m pleased that Mayor Rice was able to join us,” said Halstead. “Aging Services Administrator with Oswego County Office for the Aging Sara Sunday also joined us as she and our volunteer driver Michael Tafler delivered meals to the more than 15 seniors on his route. We greatly appreciate the fact that Mayor Rice and Sara recognize the importance of our Home Delivered Meals program and graciously donated their time to meet our staff and experience just how vital the program is to the homebound seniors that we serve.”

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer for the Home Delivered Meal program may contact OCO Nutrition Services at (315) 598-4712 or visit www.oco .org.

Administered through OCO’s Nutrition Services and funded in part through Oswego County Office for the Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, and United Way of Greater Oswego County.

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