With the need for food subsidy increasing and food pantries throughout Oswego County being hard pressed to meet the growing demand, the United Way of Greater Oswego County is doing its part to raise awareness of the food shortage in Oswego County and encourage the community to help fill the shelves of area food pantries.
Tuesday, March 19, the United Way of Greater Oswego County will hold their fifth annual Stone Soup Too luncheon in Fulton. Hosted by Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton, the United Way’s luncheon will draw upon the agency’s theme of “It’s Our Community…and It’s Personal” as the United Way invites community members to come together to break bread, warm their hearts, gather with friends, and enjoy a lunch of Stone Soup.
“This is our fifth year for our Stone Soup Too luncheon,” said Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County. “It is the effort of our volunteers and committee members and most importantly the strong support we receive from the community who return year after year to enjoy great food and fellowship that makes our Stone Soup Too luncheon such a success.”
To date a number of caring local businesses have come forward to donate the food and beverages necessary for the Stone Soup Luncheon. 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 per person. All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support area food pantries.
Attendees are also encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food as the United Way will be collecting donations for area food pantries including the Salvation Army of Oswego County, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and Human Concerns.
Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may call 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.