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September 18, 2018

United Way Stone Soup Too Luncheon Receives Rock Solid Support


OSWEGO, NY – Supporters of the United Way of Greater Oswego County filled St. Joseph’s Parish Center in Oswego as the community came together to enjoy a delicious meal of soup, salad, rolls and dessert at United Way’s “Stone Soup” Luncheon.

Members of the SUNY Oswego Lakers Women’s Ice Hockey team were some of the many community volunteers who assisted with the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Luncheon at St. Joseph’s in Oswego. Held annually United Way’s Stone Soup Too Luncheon serves as a fundraiser for local food pantries. From left are: Erika Truschke, Assistant Coach, Chelsea Walkland, Jocelyn St. Clair and Olivia Boersen and community member, Helen Elia.

Members of the SUNY Oswego Lakers Women’s Ice Hockey team were some of the many community volunteers who assisted with the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Luncheon at St. Joseph’s in Oswego. Held annually United Way’s Stone Soup Too Luncheon serves as a fundraiser for local food pantries. From left are: Erika Truschke, Assistant Coach, Chelsea Walkland, Jocelyn St. Clair and Olivia Boersen and community member, Helen Elia.

The annual event serves as a fundraiser for food pantries in Oswego County.

According to Lois Luber, resource development director with the United Way, the Stone Soup Luncheon was a great success.

“We raised $1,469 and collected many bins of food for our local food pantries.  I want to thank the community members who attended, and our many caring sponsors who donated the food for our luncheon: Canale’s Restaurant, Vona’s Restaurant, Oswego Country Club, Bridie Manor, and Ruby Tuesday for providing our soups; Dunkin’ Donuts for the ‘Boxes of Joe’; C’s Farms & Davis Bros. for our salad fixings; Paul’s Big M who provided bottled water; Bosco & Geers who provided the rolls; and Cakes Galore, NY PENN Pathways Girl Scouts and The American Foundry for donating our delicious desserts. Additionally, Giovanni’s Foods donated 7 cases of spaghetti sauce to support the food drive. Key Bank Oswego provided door prizes,” she said.

United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Luncheon raised $1,469 and collected many bins of food to fill the shelves of local food pantries and help them to meet the increasing demand for food subsidy in Oswego County. Pictured are some of the many volunteers along with members of the Oswego Rotary Club that donated $250 and many non-perishable food items.

United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Luncheon raised $1,469 and collected many bins of food to fill the shelves of local food pantries and help them to meet the increasing demand for food subsidy in Oswego County. Pictured are some of the many volunteers along with members of the Oswego Rotary Club that donated $250 and many non-perishable food items.

“I would also like to thank the St. Joseph’s Parish for hosting the event; the Oswego Lions Club for their donation of $500; the Oswego Rotary Club for its donation of $250; Oswego Health, Oswego Rotary Club, and Vanguard Research & Title Services, Inc., Oswego County Clerk’s Office, for hosting food drives; and of course our hard working volunteers and committee members, who helped to make our Stone Soup Luncheon a success,” added Luber.

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.

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