FULTON, NY – Once again, Holy Trinity Parish located at 309 Buffalo St. will be hosting the United Way’s annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon.
The United Way of Greater Oswego County is doing their part in effort to Stop Hunger in Oswego County by raising awareness of the food shortage and encouraging the community to help fill the shelves of local food pantries.
The United Way invites community members to come together to break bread, warm their hearts, gather with friends, and enjoy a delicious lunch of ‘Stone Soup’ while helping support others in need.
“Thanks to the efforts we receive from our volunteers and committee members, and the support we receive from the community who return year after year to enjoy great food and fellowship, our Stone Soup Too luncheons have had a positive impact on food pantries in Oswego County.” said Ali McGrath, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County.
To date, a number of caring local businesses have come forward to donate the food and beverages necessary for the Stone Soup Luncheon.
Soups will be provided by: Mimi’s Drive-In, Blue Moon Grill, The Foursome Dinner, and Tavern on the Lock. Dunkin’ Donuts is donating ‘Boxes of Joe’; C’s Farms & Davis Bros. will be providing the salad fixings; Red Baron will provide rolls; Kathy’s Cakes and Joe’s Corner Market are donating cookies; Hudson’s Dairy providing water, and cake will be provided by Springside at Seneca Hill.
Again this year, Struppler’s Shurfine Market has donated canned soups to be displayed as centerpieces, and later donated with the rest of the nonperishable food items.
In addition to the luncheon, those in attendance will have the opportunity to win a number of door prizes, including: gifts from Blue Moon Grill and Price Chopper.
The United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon is open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 26.
The United Way is accepting donations of $5 per person.
Attendees are also encouraged to please bring a donation of non-perishable food items.
All proceeds and food donations from the luncheon will be used to support area food pantries including Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Salvation Army of Oswego County, and the Hannibal Resource Center Food Pantry.
“Like several other years, but maybe even more so now, our food pantries are really feeling a strain and it is becoming especially challenging for them as they try to meet the demand for food subsidy throughout Oswego County,” McGrath said. “The food collected, and the money raised at our ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon will be greatly appreciated.”
Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may contact Tim Archer, director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Emergency Services program, at 315-598-3980 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.
For more information, call your United Way office at 315-593-1900.