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Warm Up At The United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon

<p>Soups On!  Patti Ponzi of Entergy receives a helping of ‘Stone Soup’ from United Way volunteer Diane Dillon at last year’s United Way ‘Stone Soup’ Holiday Luncheon.  The annual event provides the community with an opportunity to enjoy delicious holiday lunch together and help support food pantries throughout Oswego County.  The event will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, December 10th at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, West First Street in Oswego.  Attendees are encouraged to please bring a donation of canned food, as the United Way will be collecting donations for area food pantries.  For more information, or to make reservations to attend the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s ‘Stone Soup’ Holiday Luncheon, contact your United Way office at 593-1900. </p>
Soups On! Patti Ponzi of Entergy receives a helping of ‘Stone Soup’ from United Way volunteer Diane Dillon at last year’s United Way ‘Stone Soup’ Holiday Luncheon. The annual event provides the community with an opportunity to enjoy delicious holiday lunch together and help support food pantries throughout Oswego County. The event will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, December 10th at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, West First Street in Oswego. Attendees are encouraged to please bring a donation of canned food, as the United Way will be collecting donations for area food pantries. For more information, or to make reservations to attend the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s ‘Stone Soup’ Holiday Luncheon, contact your United Way office at 593-1900.

Fulton, NY – Looking for a break from the usual lunch routine? Then bring your friends and co-workers and enjoy a taste of the holidays at the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual ‘Stone Soup’ Holiday Luncheon.

Scheduled for Thursday, December 10th, the United Way’s Holiday Luncheon will help get you into the holiday mood as you enjoy a delicious bowl of soup with your friends, co-workers and other community members. It’s the perfect way to experience the simple joys of the holidays and help feed those in need in Oswego County.

“Our Annual Holiday Luncheon has become a holiday tradition and provides a welcome opportunity for community members to come together, share the spirit of the holidays and help those less fortunate,” said Lois Luber, Resource Development Director with the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

For a $5.00 donation attendees will enjoy a tasty lunch featuring delicious homemade soups from Aunt Mary’s Catering, Canale’s Restaurant and Vona’s Restaurant; salad from the Blue Moon Grill, fresh baked rolls from Bosco & Geers; desserts from Cakes Galore and SUNY Oswego Auxiliary Services; and coffee, water and cookies from Tim Horton’s. All proceeds from the event, including the table decorations, consisting of Dements spaghetti sauce and pasta, provided by Giovanni Foods and Paul’s Big M, will be donated to food pantries throughout Oswego County to help them meet the increased demand for food subsidy this holiday season and beyond.

Tonya Crisafulli, an executive assistant at Pathfinder Bank in Oswego echoed Luber’s sentiments and is looking forward to attending the luncheon. “The United Way Stone Soup Luncheon is a great opportunity to support the United Way’s mission to improve the lives of people in my community. The variety of soups are always tasty and it’s an chance to catch up with friends over a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter day!”

Open to the public the United Way’s Holiday Luncheon will be held Thursday, December 10th at 11:30 am in St. Joseph’s Parish Center on West First in Oswego.

Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may contact Helen, coordinator 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, or to make reservations to attend the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Holiday Luncheon, contact your United Way office at 593-1900 no later than Wednesday, December 9th.