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October 18, 2018



CNY Food Pantries See Increasing Demand For Services


In 2010, The Food Bank of CNY reported it provided more than 7.8 million meals to local residents residing in 11 counties in Central and Northern New York. Its goal is to eliminate hunger through food distribution, education and advocacy with the help of members from the community. The recent hard economic times have made that mission more difficult.

OCO Cancer Services Program Creates Human Blue Ribbon

Nearly 35 community members gathered at the Ringgold Pulaski Fire Department dressed in blue, to raise awareness of colorectal cancer. The group formed a human blue ribbon in recognition of March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program wrapped up its Colorectal Cancer Awareness month campaign by creating the first-ever human blue ribbon in Oswego County. Approximately 35 people, dressed in blue, gathered at the Ringgold Pulaski Fire Department, 12 Lake St., to form the ribbon.

OCO’s Cancer Services Program To Make Human Blue Ribbon

Daniel Laveck, owner of Edible Construction Co. & Bakery in Pulaski, and Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program, display one of the items OCO has provided merchants along Jefferson Street to distribute to their customers as part of OCO’s “Main Streets Go Blue” campaign to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.

In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program joined merchants along Jefferson Street in Pulaski to make Pulaski’s main street “Go Blue” to raise awareness of colorectal cancer in Oswego County and encourage people to receive their necessary cancer screenings.

OCO Senior Services Launches Nutrition Help Line

OCO volunteers Sally Anderson (left) and Pat Thayer (right) assist Patti Williams, a registered dietitian with OCO, serve up a nutritious lunch at OCO’s Senior Dining and Activity Center in the Phoenix Congregational Church.

For participants in Oswego County Opportunities’ Senior Nutrition Services Dining and Activity Centers and the Home Delivered Meals Program, answers to their concerns regarding diet and nutritional health are only a phone call away.

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