Rotarians Hear About Food Programs

FULTON – At a recent Fulton Noon Rotary Club meeting, club president Helen Hoefer introduced Heidi Rauch-Webb, NOEP coordinator, who talked about two local food programs – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and Food Sense.

Helen Hoefer, left, and Heidi Rauch-Webb
Helen Hoefer, left, and Heidi Rauch-Webb

Both programs focus on helping individuals have sufficient food to feed themselves and their families.

SNAP is income-based and Food Sense is a cooperative that works with local farmers and helps stretch the food buying dollar.

During years 2014 and 2015, 253 families were helped with these programs, half of those being children.

These programs work with local farmers to help put healthy food on the table.

More than $870,000 was put back into our Oswego County communities through these programs.

Rauch-Webb is one of only 73 personnel throughout New York State that coordinate these programs.

More information on SNAP or the Food Sense Cooperative can be obtained by calling her at Oswego County Opportunities or Oswego County Office of the Aging at 349-3484.