FULTON, NY ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Representatives from Springside at Seneca Hill recently presented the United Way with a donation of canned goods in support of the United WayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Annual ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Stone SoupÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Holiday Luncheon.
Chief Operating Officer of Springside at Seneca Hill, Teresa Ferlito is pleased to be a part of this annual event.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œEach year the residents at Springside at Seneca Hill undertake projects for community needs. This year they are supporting the United WayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Stone SoupÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Holiday Luncheon by donating canned goods for distribution to local food pantries,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â she said.
Open to the public the United WayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Stone SoupÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Holiday Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at St. JosephÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Parish Center, West First Street in Oswego.
The United Way is accepting donations of $5 per person.
All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support area food pantries.
Attendees are also encouraged to please bring a donation of non-perishable food as the United Way will be collecting donations for area food pantries including the Fulton and Oswego Salvation Army, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Human Concerns, and the Oswego County Mental Health Association.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOur food pantries are really feeling a strain this year and the holiday season will be especially challenging for them as they try to meet the demand for food subsidy throughout Oswego County,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Lois Luber of the United Way. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe food collected at our Holiday Luncheon will be greatly appreciated.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may contact Judy Egan, coordinator of Catholic Charities of Oswego CountyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Emergency Services program and president of the Food Pantry Association of Oswego County, at 598-3980 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.
For more information, or to make reservations to attend the luncheon, call 593-1900 no later than Dec. 8.