Fulton, NY ? Supporters of the United Way of Greater Oswego County gathered at Holy Trinity Church in Fulton to enjoy a delicious meal of soup, salad, rolls and dessert at United Way?s Stone Soup Too Luncheon. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for food pantries in Oswego County.
According to United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath, the Luncheon was a great success. ?We raised approximately $1000 and collected several bins of food for our local food pantries. I want to thank the community members who attended, and our many caring sponsors who donated the food for our luncheon: Mimi?s Drive-In, Blue Moon Grill, The Foursome Dinner, and Tavern on the Lock for our soups; C?s Farms & Davis Bros. for the salad fixings and Red Baron for the rolls; Kathy?s Cakes, Joe?s Corner Market, and Springside at Seneca Hill for our desserts; Hudson?s Dairy for the water and Dunkin? Donuts for the ?Boxes of Joe.?
?I would also like to thank Holy Trinity Parish for hosting the luncheon, the Fulton Lions Club for their generous donation of $500, Struppler?s Shurfine Market for donating canned soups to be displayed as centerpieces, and later distributed with the rest of the nonperishable food items, Price Chopper and Blue Moon for donating our door prizes, and of course our hard working volunteers and committee members, who helped to make our Stone Soup Luncheon a success,? added McGrath.
All proceeds from the event, as well as the food that is collected, will be donated to local food pantries including Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Salvation Army of Oswego County, and the Hannibal Resource Center Food Pantry.
Cut line for photo: United Way of Greater Oswego county Executive Director Patrick Dewine (l), accepts a food donation from Fulton Mayor and Rod Woodard (c) and fifth ward councilman Jay Foster (r). City of Fulton employees collected several boxes of food in support of United Way?s Annual Stone Soup Too luncheon. The luncheon is one of the many ways that United Way is working to stop hunger in Oswego County.