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September 23, 2018

United Way Luncheon to Benefit area Food Pantries


Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego County invites you to help them combat hunger in Oswego County by sharing lunch with your friends and neighbors at the United Way’s Annual Stone Soup Luncheon in Pulaski.

Resource Development Director for United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber (left) meets with Linda Halstead and Ann O’Dey (right) owners of the Sandy Pond Steakhouse, who will be making their famous vegetable beef soup for the United Way’s Annual Stone Soup Luncheon in Pulaski. Open to the public, United Way is requesting a donation of $5 per person. Those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to area food pantries.

Resource Development Director for United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber (left) meets with Linda Halstead and Ann O’Dey (right) owners of the Sandy Pond Steakhouse, who will be making their famous vegetable beef soup for the United Way’s Annual Stone Soup Luncheon in Pulaski. Open to the public, United Way is requesting a donation of $5 per person. Those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to area food pantries.

Scheduled for April 28 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 358, in Pulaski, the United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon serves as a way to raise awareness of the food shortage in Oswego County and help fill the shelves of area food pantries.

According to Resource Development Director for the United Way, Lois Luber, a number of local businesses have come forward to donate the food and beverages necessary, including: American Legion Post 358, Eddy’s Place Restaurant, Rainbow Shores, River House Restaurant, and the Sandy Pond Steak House who will be providing the soups, and Al’s Corner Market, C’s Farm Market, Davis Bros., Nice n Easy Grocery Shoppes, North Country Christian Church, Sandy Creek Big M, and Tops Friendly Market who will be providing the other food items.

The United Way is accepting donations of $5 per person.  All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support area food pantries, including: the Pulaski Community Ministries Food Pantry; the Sandy Creek / Lacona Community Cupboard; Rural & Migrant Ministries’ Food Pantry; and the North Country Christian Church Soup Kitchen.

Attendees are also encouraged to please bring a donation of non-perishable food items.

Luber added that United Way is still welcoming sponsors and donations from local businesses wishing to be a part of the Stone Soup Luncheon and those unable to attend the luncheon, but wish to donate food items, should contact Amy Roland, director, OCO Nutrition Services, at 315-598-4712, ext. 1811.

For more information on the event contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

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