All proceeds will go to feed hungry bellies among Oswego's schoolchildren during weekends and school breaks in the coming academic year.
For $10, patrons get a barbecued half chicken, a roll, and three sides -- salt potatoes, baked beans, and macaroni salad.
Ticket holders can pick up their meals by entering the church driveway on Cayuga Street, handing their tickets to a volunteer in exchange for their meals, and exiting onto West Fifth Street.
Pre-sale tickets are available by calling or texting 315.297.7802. Pre-sale orders must be picked up by 1 p.m. The barbecue is expected to continue beyond 1 p.m. until all meals are sold.
Advance orders of 10 or more meals can be delivered.
Blessings in a Backpack is a national organization with a mission of helping to end childhood hunger. Each week during the school year, shelf-stable, easy-to-prepare food is sent home to students who are on the free or reduced-price lunch program.
Church of the Resurrection, Oswego's Episcopal church, is the lead sponsor of the program in Oswego.
With the help of this barbecue fundraiser -- along with individual, corporate and foundation donations, the fall Trivia Night, and spring "Blast Hunger" event -- 250 students from Oswego's five elementary schools have no need to worry about what they will eat on weekends, said co-coordinators Melissa Russell and Beth Hallinan.