OSWEGO, NY – Of all the human services programs that United Way supports the ones with the most visible impact are those that address one of Oswego County’s most pressing needs…hunger.
The need for food subsidy remains high as food pantries and nutrition services struggle to meet the demand.
Under United Way’s strive to ensure basic needs for all they help fund four programs to reach results in their initiative to stop hunger.
These programs include Catholic Charities of Oswego County: Emergency Services, Human Concerns Center: Food Pantry and Advocacy, Salvation Army Oswego County: Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens, and Oswego County Opportunities: Nutrition Services.
Together they have served more than 640,000 meals to community members in need.
These programs positively impact the community through their food pantries, soup kitchens, and daily meal deliveries like OCO Nutrition Services prepares for citizens aged 60 or older, regardless of income.
When it comes to fighting hunger in Oswego County, United Way’s strive for results extend far beyond funding.
In keeping with its mission to end hunger, United Way partners with businesses and organizations throughout the year on various events to raise awareness.
One of those events is its annual Stone Soup Luncheon in Oswego scheduled for November 13 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 240 W. First St.
Featuring an assortment of hearty soups, salad, rolls, beverages and desserts it is a way for the community to come together to share a meal for a worthy cause.
All proceeds from the event, as well as the food that is collected, will be donated to local food pantries including Human Concerns Center, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and Salvation Army of Oswego County.
Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may contact Tim Archer at 315-598-3980 ext. 253 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.