Community Resources


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  (

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

FREE dinner at Minetto United Methodist Church

(corner of State Route 48 & County Route 8 in Minetto, 5 miles south of Oswego)

Sunday, May 19, serving 4 – 6 pm (take-out available after 5 pm)

Menu (please note this is subject to change):

* ziti & meatballs

* tossed salad

* dessert

* beverages

Meal will be served in the dining hall (building is handicap-accessible)

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:

· June 23 (4th Sun) – roast chicken, potatoes, vegetables, bread

  • July 28 (4th Sun) – hotdogs & hamburgers, macaroni salad, chips 

· Aug 25 (4th Sun) – bbq pork sandwiches, salad, chips


Pennellville UMC

Toys for Tots

Local Toys for Tots Campaigns are the heart and soul of the Marine Toys for Tots Program managed by dedicated United States Marines and local volunteers.  Your Local Campaign is the best source of Toys for Tots information on how to give and receive support in your community.

Toys for Tots

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. 


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


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

Find out more

FREE Dinner at minetto UMC

Roast chicken, potatoes, veggies. bread. beverage & dessert. Donations accepted but not expected.

2019.June%20Free%20meal%20flyer (pdf)


Mobile Food Pantry- APW 6/15/19

Mobile Food Pantry - Palermo 6/19/19

MFP - PalermoUMC - Jun19 (pdf)


mobile food pantry- Bowens Corners 6/26/19

MFP - BowensCorners - Jun26 (pdf)


Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. (OCO) is a private, nonprofit human service agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. Over a year's time, OCO touches the lives of nearly 28,000 people in Oswego County. We remain steadfast in our efforts to provide educational services to the young, support for our youth, assistance for the homeless, meals for the elderly, health care for the whole family, guidance for those diagnosed with a mental illness, housing for the disabled, safety for the abused as well as transportation. Together, we strive to make our communities a better place for all to live, work, and play.

area food pantries

Believer’s Chapel 


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 


Fulton, NY 13069

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

Fulton Alliance Church 


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 


Fulton, NY 13069

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

Human Concerns Center 


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  


923 Cayuga Street

Hannibal, NY 13074

Mon, 11 am – 2 pm; Wed, 5 – 7 pm

Salvation Army – Oswego County

73 West 2nd Street 


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  


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 


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  


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 


Mexico, NY 13114

Mon, 1 – 3 pm; Wed, 5 pm – 7 pm

(located in basement)

First Congregational Church 


41 Bridge Street

Phoenix, NY 13135

Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 12pm

(proof of residence and income required)