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September 25, 2018

United Way Stone Soup Luncheon Celebrates 11 Years of Fighting Hunger


OSWEGO, NY – With a focus on its impact area of ending hunger United Way of Greater Oswego County will hold its 11th annual Stone Soup Luncheon November 3 at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 240 W. First St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Committee members and sponsors for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stone Soup Luncheon meet to discuss plans for this year’s event. From left are: Marion Ciciarelli of Oswego Health; United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath; Helen Hoefer of Catholic Charities; and Marissa Canale of The Press Box which will be providing a soup for the event.

Committee members and sponsors for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stone Soup Luncheon meet to discuss plans for this year’s event. From left are: Marion Ciciarelli of Oswego Health; United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath; Helen Hoefer of Catholic Charities; and Marissa Canale of The Press Box which will be providing a soup for the event.

Now in its second decade the United Way Stone Soup Luncheon has raised more than $14,000 and collected countless boxes of non-perishable foods to help fill the shelves of area food pantries and help feed thousands of hungry families and individuals in Oswego County.

“It’s heartwarming to realize the amount of support we continue to receive for our Stone Soup Luncheon,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. “Thanks to donations from a number of local restaurants and businesses we’ve put together delicious menu for this year’s Stone Soup Luncheon including soups from The American Foundry, Greene’s Ale House, Canale’s Restaurant, Vona’s Restaurant, The Press Box, and the Oswego Country Club.”

Additional menu items include homemade rolls from Bosco’s, salad and fixings from C’ Farms and Davis Brothers, coffee from Dunkin Donuts, water compliments of Kinney Drugs, and sauce from Giovanni Foods.

It is open to the public.

United Way will be accepting a donation of $5 per person and those attending are urged to bring a donation of non-perishable food items.

“To complement these food donations the Oswego Lions Club has once again provided us with a generous donation of $1,000 to purchase additional food items to fill pantry shelves throughout Oswego County,” added McGrath.

Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to make a donation may contact the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s office at 315-593-1900.

All proceeds from the United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon, 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 the Salvation Army of Oswego County.

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