Wednesday, 25 June 2014 13:03

OCO Participates in Summer Food Service Program to Provide Free Meals

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     Bridget Dolbear, program services coordinator for Oswego County Opportunities (OCO), has announced that OCO is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year.

     Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like OCO to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. Funded through the New York State Education Department, the Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children 18 years and under. 

     Meals will be available at the following sites and times. Orders for meals are placed the day before you attend.

     Taft Bay Park 851 St. Route 49, Bernhards Bay           

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday though Thursday, July 2 through Aug. 21

     Palermo Recreation, 1779 Co. Rt. 45, Palermo           

Breakfast: 8:45-9:45 a.m. and Lunch: 12:00-1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 30 through Aug. 8   

     West Monroe Park, 2 Depot Rd., West Monroe          

Lunch: 11:30-12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, July 7 through Aug. 7

     Fulton CYO, 365 West 1st St., Fulton               

Breakfast: –9:00-9:30 a.m. and Lunch: 12:00-1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, –July 7 through Aug. 22       

     Cleveland Park, 65 North St., Cleveland                      

Lunch: 11:30-12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 7 through Aug. 15

     Fulton YMCA, 715 West Broadway St., Fulton

Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 30 through Aug. 29

     CNY Arts Program, 357 State St., Fulton                   

Lunch: 12:00-12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 14 through 18 and Aug. 11 through Aug. 15

     Hannibal Recreation, 824 Co. Rt. 34, Hannibal          

Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 7 through Aug. 22

     Pulaski Recreation, Route 11, Pulaski                         

Breakfast: –9:00 a.m. and Lunch: 11:30-1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 30 through Aug. 8

Prince of Peace Church, 64 Gillespie Rd, Fulton         

Dinner: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, July 3 through Aug. 28

     Oswego YMCA, 249 West 1st Street, Oswego     

Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., July 7 through Aug. 22

     Fulton Public Library, 160 South First Street, Fulton     

Lunch: 12:00-12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 1 through Aug. 31

Lunch: 12:30-1:00 p.m., Fridays, July 11 through Aug. 15

     Hamilton Homes, 96 Hamilton St., Oswego              

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 30 through Aug. 29          

     Midtown Plaza, 75 E. First St., Oswego                 

Lunch: 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m., Fridays, June 27 through Aug. 29

     Camp Zerbe Williamstown, N.Y., Closed site

Times and dates are subject to change.

     “"We are happy to be able to offer the Summer Food Service Program," Dolbear said. "I encourage families to participate in the program and remember that hunger doesn’'t take a vacation."

     Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

     For more information on the program contact Shelby Cusson, Summer Food Service Monitor at 315-598-4712. 

     OCO, Inc is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.  For more information, visit www.oco.org.

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