Catholic Charities seeks applications for holiday meals

With the holidays fast approaching, Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Community Services program has begun accepting requests for its annual Thanksgiving and Christmas meal distributions.

Each year, Catholic Charities provides families and individuals in need with complete holiday meals with all the fixings.

“We distributed meals to more than 1,300 people last holiday season and anticipate an even greater demand this year,” said Supervisor of Community Services, Helen Hoefer.

“To help us meet that demand we are accepting donations from businesses, organizations, and individuals that would like to help,” she said.

Catholic Charities is accepting applications for Thanksgiving meals now through Nov. 8.

Christmas food applications will be accepted now through Dec. 2.

Families and individuals who would like to apply may do so by visiting Catholic Charities’ food pantry at 365 W. First St., Fulton.

Those interested in applying must have proof of identity for everyone in the household as well as a piece of mail, dated within 30 days, with name and address for each adult in the household.

Thanksgiving meals will be distributed Nov. 18, 19, and 20. Applicants will be notified of the time and day that they may pick up their meal.

Christmas meals will be distributed at a time and date to announced

For more information contact Helen Hoefer at 598-3980 ext. 224 or Danielle Losurdo at ext. 248, or visit

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.  Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, Oswego County and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.

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