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September 24, 2018

Oswego Lions Club Supports Stone Soup Holiday Luncheon


OSWEGO, NY – Representatives from the Oswego Lions Club lent their support to the United Way’s Annual Stone Soup Holiday Luncheon by donating $500 to food pantries in Oswego County.

The Oswego Lions Club lent its support to the United Way’s annual Stone Soup Holiday Luncheon by donating $500 for food pantries in Oswego County. From left are: Helen Hoefer of Catholic Charities of Oswego County; treasurer of the Oswego Lions Club, Karen Hammond; Lois Luber of the United Way; president of the Oswego Lions Club, Bob Bateman; Debbie Deeb of Human Concerns; and Salvation Army board of directors member, Queenie O’Neil-Sands.

The Oswego Lions Club lent its support to the United Way’s annual Stone Soup Holiday Luncheon by donating $500 for food pantries in Oswego County. From left are: Helen Hoefer of Catholic Charities of Oswego County; treasurer of the Oswego Lions Club, Karen Hammond; Lois Luber of the United Way; president of the Oswego Lions Club, Bob Bateman; Debbie Deeb of Human Concerns; and Salvation Army board of directors member, Queenie O’Neil-Sands.

Oswego Lions Club treasurer Karen Hammond said the organization was happy to be able to assist the United Way.

“The Oswego Lions Club is proud to be partnering once again with the United Way of Greater Oswego County and their Stone Soup Holiday Luncheon. The difficult economic times we are experiencing have created an even greater demand on our local food pantries. Working with the United Way enables our club keep our fund raising dollars local, and fulfills our mission of serving those most in need in our community,” said Hammond.

Held Dec. 10 at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, the Stone Soup Holiday Luncheon helped support area food pantries as all proceeds from the event, as well as food donated by those who attended the luncheon, will be distributed to food pantries throughout Oswego County.

“Our food pantries are really feeling a strain this holiday season as they try to meet the demand for food subsidy throughout Oswego County,” said Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County. “The food collected at our Stone Soup Holiday Luncheon will be greatly appreciated.”

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