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OCO Summer Food Service Program Providing Free Meals for County Children

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – Bridget Dolbear, program services coordinator for Oswego County Opportunities, announced that OCO is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like OCO to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer.

Funded through the New York State Education Department, the Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children 18 years and under.

Meals will be available at the following sites and times. Orders for meals are placed the day before you attend.

Name and address of sites(s) – Meals(s) available – Serving time(s) – Dates

Taft Bay Park 851 State Route 45, Bernhards Bay – Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 6/27 to 8/16 M-Th

Palermo Recreation, 1779 County Route 4, Palermo – Breakfast and Lunch – 9 to 10 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. – 7/5 to 8/10 –  M to F

West Monroe Park, 2 Depot Road, West Monroe – Breakfast and Lunch – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – 7/9 to 8/9 – M to Th

Fulton Alliance Church, 1044 State Route 48, Fulton – Lunch – noon to 12:30 p.m. – 7/9 to 7/13 – M to F

Pulaski Elementary, 2 Hinman Road, Pulaski – Breakfast and Lunch – 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 7/2 to 8/10 – M to F

Fulton CYO, 365 W. First St., Fulton – Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – 7/5 to 8/12 – M to F

Cleveland Park, 65 North St., Cleveland    – Lunch – noon to 12:30 p.m. – 7/9 to 8/17 – M to F

Fulton YMCA, 715 W. Broadway, Fulton – Breakfast and Lunch – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 6/25 to 8/31 – M to F

CNY Arts Program, 357 State St., Fulton – Lunch – noon to 12:30 p.m. – 7/9 to 7/20, 8/6 to 8/10 and 8/20 to 8/24 – M to F

Our Lady of Rosary VBS, 923 Cayuga St., Hannibal – Lunch – noon to 12:30 p.m. – 7/16 to 7/20  and 8/20 to 8/24 – M to F

Hannibal Recreation, 824 County Route 34, Hannibal – Breakfast and lunch – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 7/9 to 8/10 – M to F

“We are happy to be able to offer the Summer Food Service Program.  I encourage families to participate in the program and remember that even though school’s out, meals are still in,” said Dolbear.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

For more information on the program, call Victoria Stump, Summer Food Monitor at 315-598-4712.

OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org