Fulton, NY – The Oswego County Nutrition Collaboration invites you to join them in their celebration of National Food Day, October 24th. A grass roots campaign aimed at encouraging Americans to “eat real” by supporting healthy, affordable food grown in a sustainable, humane way.
“The need for food subsidy, and the lack of accessible nutrition information, is of great concern to the many human services agencies that serve Oswego County,” said Oswego County Opportunities’ Senior Nutrition Services Director, Amy Roland. “Area food pantries are serving more families and individuals than ever before and it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep our pantries sufficiently stocked with food.”
To help meet this demand for food subsidy the Oswego County Nutrition Collaboration is asking community members to donate non-perishable food to their local food pantry. “We are committed to making a difference in our community by doing everything in our power to raise awareness of, and alleviate, the problem of hunger in Oswego County. I invite community members to join us in our efforts and be a part of National Food Day by donating non-perishable food items to your local food pantry,” added Roland.
Comprised of a number of human services agencies that have a nutrition focus, school districts, food pantries, the Rural Health Network, and concerned community members, the Nutrition Collaboration works together to positively effect nutrition, wellness, and hunger in Oswego County and is focused on ensuring that children, seniors and families do not go hungry.
For more information on the Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County, or to locate the food pantry nearest you, contact Amy Roland at 315-598-4712, ext. 1811.