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September 20, 2018

OCO Summer Food Service Program Providing Free Meals for Oswego County Children


FULTON, NY – Bridget Dolbear, Program Services Coordinator for Oswego County Opportunities’ Nutrition Services has announced that OCO is participating in this year’s Summer Food Service Program.

OCO Nutrition Services is once again partnering with, the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring the Summer Food Service Program to Oswego County. Funded through the New York State Education Department, the program provides free meals to all school aged children 18 years and under. The meals are freshly prepared at OCO’s kitchen facility in Mexico. Pictured from left are OCO volunteers Joyce Burnard and Leslie Kline.

OCO Nutrition Services is once again partnering with, the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring the Summer Food Service Program to Oswego County. Funded through the New York State Education Department, the program provides free meals to all school aged children 18 years and under. The meals are freshly prepared at OCO’s kitchen facility in Mexico. Pictured from left are OCO volunteers Joyce Burnard and Leslie Kline.

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 school aged children 18 years and under.

Meals will be available at the following sites and times.

All locations will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday on Monday, July 4.

Orders for meals are placed the day before you attend.

Butch Ponzi Recreation, Building #27 Fort Ontario Complex, Oswego

Lunch noon – 1 p.m. Snack 3 – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 27 – September 2

Cleveland Park, 65 North St., Cleveland

Breakfast 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. and lunch 12:05 – 12:35 p.m. Monday through Friday, Closed every Wednesday July 5 – August 12

CNY Arts, 47 S. First St., Fulton

Lunch 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 11 – August 19

Fulton CYO, 365 W. First St., Fulton

Breakfast 9 – 9:30 a.m. and lunch noon – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 5 – August 26

Fulton Public Library, 160 S. First St., Fulton

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 6 – August 12

Fulton YMCA, 715 W. Broadway, Fulton

Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 27 – August 26

Hamilton Homes, 96 Hamilton St., Oswego

Lunch noon – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 6 – August 26

Hannibal Recreation, 824 County Route 34, Hannibal

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 5 – August 12

Oswego YMCA at the Armory, 265 W. First St., Oswego

Lunch noon – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 27 – September 2

Oswego YMCA at Camp Hollis, 40 Health Camp Road, Oswego Town

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and snack 2 – 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 6 – August 25

Oswego YMCA at Elim Grace, 340 W. First St., Oswego

Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, August 15 – August 26

Oswego YMCA at the Skate Park, 34 W. Second St., Oswego

Dinner 5 – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 27 – September 2

Pulaski Recreation, Pulaski

Breakfast 9 – 10 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Monday through Friday, June 27 – August 5

Taft Bay Park 851 State Route 49, Bernhards Bay

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and snack 2:30 – 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 27 – August 19

West Monroe Park 2 Depot Road, West Monroe

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 5 – August 5

Camp Zerbe Williamstown – Enrolled youth only

Times and dates are subject to change.

“We are happy to be able to offer the Summer Food Service Program.  I encourage families to participate in the program and remember that hunger doesn’t take a vacation,” said Dolbear.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the department.

For information on the program contact OCO Nutrition Services at 315-598-4712.

OCO has been fighting poverty in its many forms since 1966.

After 50 years, our commitment remains strong: inspiring partnerships and providing services that empower people, support communities and change lives.

For more information, visit www.oco.org

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