United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon a Success

I extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who lent their support to the United Way’s second annual Stone Soup Luncheon held recently at the Pulaski American Legion Post 358.  Our theme for this year’ luncheon was ‘Break bread, warm your heart, and gather with friends to support local food pantries.’

From the amount of people who attended, to the many businesses and organizations that helped make the event possible, it was evident that our theme echoed loudly throughout the greater Pulaski area.

The room was filled with eager volunteers and guests that were delighted with the opportunity to share a meal with friends and family and help us achieve our mission of raising awareness of hunger in Oswego County and helping our area food pantries and soup kitchens.

The money raised will be used to support the Pulaski Community Ministries Food Pantry, the Sandy Creek / Lacona Community Cupboard, the Richland / Rural & Migrant Ministries Food Pantry, and the Lacona / North Country Christian Church Soup Kitchen.

Special thanks to Eddy’s Place Restaurant, The River House Restaurant, Rainbow Shores Restaurant, the Sandy Pond Steak House and the American Legion Post 358 for donating soups, as well as Al’s Big Hometown Corner Market, C’s Farm Market and Davis Bros. in Oswego, Nice n Easy in Pulaski, Sandy Creek Big M, Top’s Market in Pulaski, and the North Country Christian Soup Kitchen of Lacona who also donated food and other items for our luncheon.

I also extend a sincere thank you to Artie’s Diner, Deaton’s Agway, Designs of Elegance, Felix Shoeller North America and Rural & Migrant Ministries for donating door prizes and of course the community members that attended the luncheon and contributed to our food drive.

Our Stone Soup Luncheon would not have been possible if not for the efforts of our committee members; Joe Sabadish of the Pulaski American Legion Post 358, Selena Belser of Rural and Migrant Ministries of Oswego County; and Delores Stevens of the North Country Christian Church Soup Kitchen, and our valued community volunteers: Lori and Linda Halstead, Shawn Doyle and son Rodney, Sue Saucier, Barb Dupilka, Alex and Aaron Farmer and Tom, American Legion volunteer.

Their willingness to work together to support United Way is greatly appreciated and is a wonderful expression of their dedication to their community and their concern for others.

Thank you for your support!

Lois Luber
Resource Development Director
United Way of Greater Oswego County