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Community Impact

 

The face of hunger has shifted from what once was the homeless man who used a soup kitchen to get by to working families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet.

Food insecurity refers to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) measure of lack of access to enough nutritionally adequate foods for an active, healthy lifestyle for all household members. Food insecurity is not exclusively a trait of the poverty stricken. Hunger and poverty often go hand in hand but poverty is not the ultimate determinant of food insecurity. Food insecurity may reflect a working households need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. [i]

 The core of our work is achieved by partnering with our local member agencies that distribute food to families in need. The key partners that make up our emergency food network are food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency shelters. Other not-for-profit agencies such as daycare centers, rehabilitation centers, senior centers, and group homes are able to utilize membership as a way to supplement their agency food needs. 

Oswego Mobile Food pantry 10/16/19

palermo mobile food pantry 10/24/19

Files coming soon.

area food pantries

Believer’s Chapel 

315-593-8989

614 South 4th Street

Fulton, NY 13069

Typically 3rd Monday of every month, starting at 3:30 pm


Catholic Charities 

315-598-3980 x 250

365 West 1st St (new location coming soon)

Fulton, NY 13069

Mon – Fri, 10 am – 3 pm

(Proof of residence & SS # required)


First United Methodist Church 

1408 State Route 176 

315-592-7347

Fulton, NY 13069

Mon-Thurs, 9 am - 2 pm & Fri, 9 am - 1 pm


Fulton Alliance Church 

315-593-6842

1044 State Route 48

Fulton, NY 13069

No specific times / call when in need (office hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 4 pm)


River of Life Assembly of God Church

815 Oneida Street 

315-598-7100

Fulton, NY 13069

Open to everyone - Best to come during services – Call for more information


Human Concerns Center 

315-342-7301

85 East 4th Street

Oswego, NY 13126

Mon-Fri, 12 – 3 pm

(must show proof of residency in Oswego School Dist & provide ID for each family member)


Hannibal Resource Center  

315-564-9995

923 Cayuga Street

Hannibal, NY 13074

Mon, 11 am – 2 pm; Wed, 5 – 7 pm


Salvation Army – Oswego County

73 West 2nd Street 

315-343-6491

Oswego, NY 13126

Mon, Wed, Fri, 10 am – 3 pm

62 South 1st Street 315-593-8442

Fulton, NY 13069

Tues & Thurs, 10 am – 3 pm


United Baptist Church, Scriba

5111 State Route 104  

315-343-9475

Oswego, NY 13126

Mon & Thurs, 1 – 3 pm by appt (must call between 9:30 – 11:30 am)

(Scriba & NW New Haven residents only)


Lighthouse Church 

315-963-4761

11 South Jefferson St

Mexico, NY 13114

1st Sat of every month, 10 am until gone; Free bread giveaway every Sat, 10-11 am


Presbyterian Church  

315-963-7902

4361 Church Street, Wilcox Hall

Mexico, NY 13114

3rd Saturday of each month at 1 pm

(serves area; need to show ID)


St. Anne, Mother of Mary Church

3352 Main Street 

315-963-3117

Mexico, NY 13114

Mon, 1 – 3 pm; Wed, 5 pm – 7 pm

(located in basement)


First Congregational Church 

315-695-4841

41 Bridge Street

Phoenix, NY 13135

Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 12pm

(proof of residence and income required)

church programs

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Pennellville United Methodist Church


Free Will Dinner

Last Tuesday of the month

Serving begins at 4:00 p.m. (usually runs until 6:00 p.m.)

(Offering accepted but not expected)


Sunday Bread Ministry

Pennellville UMC receives  FREE BREAD  from Panera on Saturday night and distribute it to families with need on Sundays.  If someone has a need, they may contact Pastor Jeff  (Jhodge312@yahoo.com).


State Street United Methodist Church:

Free Will dinner on the second Sunday of every month at 4PM

357 State Street 

Fulton, NY 13069


AREA FREE MEALS (subject to change)

Salvation Army – Oswego County

73 West 2nd Street, Oswego, NY 13126

Mon – Sat, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

62 South 1st Street, Fulton, NY 13069

Mon – Fri, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mexico First United Methodist Church

4372 Church Street 315-963-3066

Mexico, NY 13114

Monday, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

All Saints Episcopal Church

153 South First Street 315-592-2102

Fulton, NY 13069

Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Hannibal United Methodist Church

320 Church Street 315-564-3001

Hannibal, NY 13074

Thursday, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Trinity United Methodist Church

45 East Utica Street 315-343-1715

Oswego, NY 13126

1st Sunday, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Minetto United Methodist Church

St Rte 48 & Co Rte 8 315-343-3465

Minetto, NY 

typically 4th Sunday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm


 


 Donations are not expected, but will be accepted.

 Call 315-343-3465 with questions The Minetto United Methodist Church will host other free dinners (menus subject to change) on:


 Sept 22 (4th Sun)  chicken & biscuits, potatoes, vegetables 


Oct 27 (4th Sun) Spanish rice, vegetables, bread.  Nov 24 (4th Sun  just before Thanksgiving) beef stew, cornbread

  


Food Bank of CNY

Food Bank of Central New York serves as the main food distribution hub for hundreds of partner agencies that comprise the emergency food network in our eleven county service region across central and northern New York. The Food Bank provides more than 14 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 12.1 million meals – to hungry families, children, and elderly every year.  


What is Food $en$e? - Food sense offers the opportunity to stretch your food budget by purchasing quality food at a discount. No donated food is used in this program.


Who is eligible? Anyone who needs to stretch their food dollars can participate. It's a buying club- you are not required to show proof of income.


How does it work? It's simple. Call or visit the nearest site in your county, order, and pay in advance. Cost is $20.50 per unit. Cash or EBT card are accepted (no checks). Packages are picked up near the end of the month at your local site. 


What is a unit? Ten to twelve food items including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and grocery staples. 


Sites:

Phoenix- First Congregational Church contact Roberta Daly 315-591-7530

Pulaski- United Methodist, 2 Hubble St. contact Peggy Balcom 315-298-0395

Fulton- UMC, 1408 St Rt. 176 contact Amanda Allen 315-427-4534

Oswego- Salvation Army, 73 W 2nd St. contact Capt. Heather Odem 315-343-6491

Central Square- Divine Mercy Parish, 592 S. Main St. contact Linda House 315-676-2898


FOOD $EN$E www.foodbankcny.org/our-programs/food-sense-program   


FULTON: Fulton 1st United Methodist Church, 1408 St Rte 176, Fulton -   Order (w/ payment) Deadline: Fri,  September 13 by 1 pm Pick up: Wed, September 24, 10 am at Fulton 1st UMC in Fulton Call church office (315-592-7347) with any questions or to arrange a different pick up time OSWEGO: Salvation Army of Oswego County, 73 W. Second St, Oswego  unfortunately the order form was not received in time to be included with this email – if you are interested, please email me and I will forward once I receive the order form Contact Lt Alberta Rakestraw or Captain Heather Odom (315-343-6491) at the Salvation Army in Oswego with any questions For other Food Sense locations throughout Oswego County (Central Square, Fulton, Phoenix and Pulaski), refer to contact info at www.foodbankcny.org/find-food



All Saints Episcopal Church

5:30-6:30 (Doors open at 5:15)

Dinner provided free to anyone who is in need.

Tuesday Night Dinner Donors

Tracy L. Mc Afee (Fulton YMCA Speed Demon)
Sheriff’s Silver Star Assoc. Inc.
Fulton Dental Health Assoc.
Fulton Rotary Club, Inc.
Dr. Stuart Trust, PC
Net & Die Inc.
Greco Family Orchard
GMB Farms
Caltabiano’s Farm Stop
Maryinuk Farms
Godfrey’s Last Stand
Fowlers Farm Market
Rosemary Occhino
Laura Bishop
Fulton Professional FFA
Dr. J Lopez
Sunrise Rotary

Minetto UMC - free dinner on 9/22/19

2019.Sept Free meal flyer (pdf)

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