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September 22, 2018

Wal-Mart Lends Support To ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon


FULTON, NY – With plans for the United Way’s Third Annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon under way, the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Route 3 in Granby will be lending its support to the event by hosting a food drive on March 19.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wal-Mart employees will be donating their time to collect donations of non-perishable food items and invite the community to attend the luncheon.

Employee volunteers from the Wal-Mart Supercenter meet with members of the United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon Committee to finalize the details for a food drive. Standing from left are: Resource Development Director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber; Community Involvement Coordinator, Michele Sherman; Events VAP, Lori Lyons; Community Involvement Coordinator, Angela Blanchard; Volunteer, Jaime Prusinowski; and Coordinator of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Kinship Support Program, Jonathan Gilmore. Kneeling is Volunteer, Linda Marlowe.

Employee volunteers from the Wal-Mart Supercenter meet with members of the United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon Committee to finalize the details for a food drive. Standing from left are: Resource Development Director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber; Community Involvement Coordinator, Michele Sherman; Events VAP, Lori Lyons; Community Involvement Coordinator, Angela Blanchard; Volunteer, Jaime Prusinowski; and Coordinator of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Kinship Support Program, Jonathan Gilmore. Kneeling is Volunteer, Linda Marlowe.

All food donations collected will be used to help stock the shelves of the food pantries at Catholic Charities of Oswego County and the Fulton Salvation Army.

“We are very appreciative of Wal-Mart’s efforts to help us in our goal to provide our food pantries with some much-needed help,” said Resource Development Director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber. “The management and employees of Wal-Mart are always willing to help us whenever they can.  They care about their community and have truly embraced the United Way’s Live United concept.”

Hosted by Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., the United Way’s ‘Stone Soup’ Too Luncheon will be held March 22.

The United Way invites community members to come together to break bread, warm their hearts, gather with friends, and enjoy a delicious lunch of ‘Stone Soup’ while helping to support Oswego County’s struggling food pantries.

“Food pantries throughout Oswego County are hard pressed to meet the ever increasing demand for their services. The goal of our Third Annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon is to raise awareness of the food shortage in Oswego County and encourage the community to us help fill the shelves of our area food pantries,” Luber explained.

According to Luber, a number a local eateries have come together to ensure that the ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon will provide those who attend with a tasty lunch and a good time with their friends and neighbors.

The United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon is open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The United Way is accepting donations of $5 per person.

All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support area food pantries.

Attendees are also encouraged to please bring a donation of non-perishable food as the United Way will be collecting donations for area food pantries including the Fulton and Oswego Salvation Army, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Human Concerns, and the Oswego County Mental Health Association.

Those unable to attend the food drive at Wal-Mart in Granby or the luncheon but would like to donate food items may contact Helen Hoefer, director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Emergency Services program, at 598-3980 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.

For more information on United Way of Greater Oswego County’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon in Fulton, call 593-1900.

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