United Way Stone Soup Luncheon Celebrates 12 Years of Fighting Hunger

10/9/2017

Ali McGrath, resource development director with United Way of Greater Oswego County meets with Deacon Nick Alvaro to discuss plans for United Way’s Annual Stone Soup LuncheonFulton, NY – With a focus on its impact area of ending hunger United Way of Greater Oswego County will hold its 12th Annual Stone Soup Luncheon November 9 at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 240 West First Street in Oswego from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon helps to stock the shelves of Oswego County’s food pantries that provide food for thousands of hungry families and individuals.

“With the holidays fast approaching it becomes more challenging for our pantries to meet the demand for food subsidy. Our Stone Soup Luncheon goes a long way in helping to meet that demand,” said United Way Development Director Ali McGrath.

The menu for United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon will feature several varieties of soups from some of the area’s most popular restaurants and eateries. Local business will also be providing salad, rolls, and dessert to complete the menu.

“We greatly appreciate the support our luncheons have received from local businesses and individuals,” added McGrath. “The efforts of our volunteers, which include community members as well as employees from the area businesses and organizations, make the luncheon possible; those that attend the luncheon make it a success. The Stone Soup Luncheon is a perfect example of our community coming together to Live United,” 

Open to the public, the United Way Stone Soup Luncheon will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 240 West First Street in Oswego from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  United Way will be accepting a donation of $5.00 per person and those attending are urged to bring a donation of non-perishable food items.

Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to make a donation, may contact the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s office at 315-593-1900. 

All proceeds from the United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon, as well as the food that is collected, will be donated to food pantries at the Human Concerns Center, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and the Salvation Army of Oswego County.

Cut line for photo: Ali McGrath, resource development director with United Way of Greater Oswego County meets with Deacon Nick Alvaro to discuss plans for United Way’s Annual Stone Soup Luncheon.  Scheduled for November 9 the luncheon will at held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 240 West First Street in Oswego.  All proceeds from the event, as well as the food collected, will be donated to local food pantries.

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