OCO summer food service brings healthy meals to kids

Oswego County Opportunities is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year, said Bridget Dolbear, OCO program services coordinator.

The program provides free meals to children when school is out for the summer. It is funded through the state Education Department.

Meals will be available at the following sites and times. Orders for meals are placed the day before:

  • Taft Bay Park 851 state Route 49, Bernhards Bay — Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday, July 2 through Aug. 21
  • Palermo Recreation, 1779 County Route 45, Palermo — Breakfast from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.; lunch Noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 30 through Aug. 8
  • West Monroe Park, 2 Depot Road, West Monroe — lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. , Monday through Thursday, July 7 through Aug. 7
  • Fulton CYO, 365 West First., Fulton —  breakfast 9 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 7 through Aug. 22
  • Cleveland Park, 65 North St., Cleveland — lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 7 to Aug. 15
  • Fulton YMCA, 715 W. Broadway, Fulton — breakfast 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. , Monday through Friday, June 30 to Aug. 29
  • CNY Arts Program, 357 State St., Fulton — lunch noon to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 14 through 18  and Aug. 11 through 15
  • Hannibal Recreation, 824 County Route 34, Hannibal — breakfast 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 7 to Aug. 22
  • Pulaski Recreation, Route 11, Pulaski — breakfast 9 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 30 through Aug. 8
  • Prince of Peace Church, 64 Gillespie Road, Fulton — dinner 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 3 through August 28
  • Oswego YMCA, 249 W. First St., Oswego — breakfast 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 7 through August 22
  • Fulton Public Library, 160 S. First St., Fulton — lunch noon to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 1 through Aug. 31; lunch 12:30 to 1 p.m. Fridays, July 11 through Aug. 15
  • Hamilton Homes, 96 Hamilton St., Oswego — lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 30 through Aug. 29
  •  Midtown Plaza, 75 E. First St., Oswego — lunch 12:15 to 1 p.m. Fridays, June 27 through Aug. 29
  • Camp Zerbe Williamstown — Closed site

Times and dates are subject to change.

“We are happy to be able to offer the Summer Food Service Program. I encourage families to participate in the program and remember that hunger doesn’t take a vacation,” said Dolbear.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

For more information on the program contact Shelby Cusson, Summer Food Service Monitor at 598-4712.

OCO, Inc is a private, nonprofit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

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