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Oswego Minor Hockey Food Drive Aids Catholic Charities Food Pantry

Members of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association delivered the results of the recent food drive to the food pantry at Catholic Charities of Oswego County. Pictured are members of the Pee Wee hockey team. Kneeling from left are: Mark Schuffenecker, Allie Rodgers, Johnny DeLapp, Nate Schultzki and Bryce Hourigan. Standing from left are: Brandon Myers, Coach Rob Raby, Sam LaFond, Jerritt Dudley, Jameson Simmonds, Nick Chalifaux, Trent Grimshaw, Tanner Coleman, and Lynch Raby.
Members of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association delivered the results of the recent food drive to the food pantry at Catholic Charities of Oswego County. Pictured are members of the Pee Wee hockey team. Kneeling from left are: Mark Schuffenecker, Allie Rodgers, Johnny DeLapp, Nate Schultzki and Bryce Hourigan. Standing from left are: Brandon Myers, Coach Rob Raby, Sam LaFond, Jerritt Dudley, Jameson Simmonds, Nick Chalifaux, Trent Grimshaw, Tanner Coleman, and Lynch Raby.

OSWEGO, NY – Thanks to efforts of several teams of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association the food pantry at Catholic Charities of Oswego County will be able to provide meals to more families in need this holiday season.

Organized by the Pee Wee Tier II team, members of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association’s Pee Wee, Squirt, and Bantam division accepted food donations throughout November during their practices at both the Cullinan and Crisafulli ice rinks.

The food was recently donated to the food pantry at Catholic Charities of Oswego County.

“We were very happy to receive this generous donation,” said Director of Emergency Services at Catholic Charities, Helen Hoefer. “We have had a tremendous amount of requests for meals this holiday season. We distributed more than 200 Thanksgiving meals and have already received even more requests for Christmas meals. The donation we received from the young people in the Oswego Minor Hockey Association, along with their coaches and families, will help us re-stock our pantry shelves and help us feed as many families as possible this Christmas.”

The Squirt house-red team joined other teams in the Oswego Minor Hockey Association in a food drive to support the food pantry at Catholic Charities of Oswego County. In the front row are: Daniel Doviak, Connor Pratt, Zach Sova, Carter Vashaw, Monica Cahill, Tyler Wallace, Hannah Koster, Gavin Neuland and Christian Talamo. Middle row from left: Jonathan Plyler, Dylan Reitz, and Brandon Graham. Back row from left:  assistant coaches Bill Cahill and Bob Graham, head coach John Vashaw and assistant coach Randy Pratt.
The Squirt house-red team joined other teams in the Oswego Minor Hockey Association in a food drive to support the food pantry at Catholic Charities of Oswego County. In the front row are: Daniel Doviak, Connor Pratt, Zach Sova, Carter Vashaw, Monica Cahill, Tyler Wallace, Hannah Koster, Gavin Neuland and Christian Talamo. Middle row from left: Jonathan Plyler, Dylan Reitz, and Brandon Graham. Back row from left: assistant coaches Bill Cahill and Bob Graham, head coach John Vashaw and assistant coach Randy Pratt.

For more information on the food pantry at Catholic Charities of Oswego County or to make a donation, call Hoefer at 598-3980, ext. 251.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.