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OCO Summer Food Service Program Providing Free Meals for Oswego County Children

Oswego County Opportunities is participating in this year’s Summer Food Service Program. Funded through the USDA and Administered locally by the New York State Education Department, the Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to children throughout the summer months.  

“Once again, we have partnered with U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide free meals to children while school is out for the summer,” said Coordinator of OCO Nutrition Services Lori Halstead. “There are no income requirements. All school aged children ages 18 and under are invited to enjoy a free meal. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many sites will not be offering traditional recreation programming but will be set up with a Grab and Go bag which will include a breakfast and a lunch.  Parents and guardians may register at the individual site to pick up meals daily for children in the household.”

Meals will be available at the following sites and times. All locations will be closed Friday, July 3rd in recognition of the holiday. Orders for meals are placed at the site the day before you attend.

Crisafulli Ice Rink, 34 Fort Ontario Road, Oswego

Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Snack 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday - July 6 – August 28 *for enrolled children only.

Catholic Charities Pantry, 808 West Broadway, Fulton Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch pick up– 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, July 6 – August 28

Fulton YMCA, 715 West Broadway St., Fulton    

Breakfast, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. & Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, July 1 – September 4*for enrolled children only.

Champlain Commons, 6 Samuel Way, Oswego              

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch, 11:30-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 6 - August 28.       

Oswego YMCA, 265 West 1st Street, Oswego

Lunch, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. & Snack 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday July 1 – August 28*for enrolled children only.

Laura Sharp Elementary, 2 Hinman Road, Pulaski                              

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday Monday through Friday, July 6 - August 14.

Taft Bay Park, 851 St. Route 49, Bernhards Bay  

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch, 10:00 am– 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 6 - August 20.

The Child Advocacy Center, 163 S. 1st St. Fulton 

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 6- August 28.

“OCO Nutrition Services has sponsored the Summer Food Service program for the past 9 years and have served over 146,000 meals to children in our communities,” said Halstead. “We are happy to be offering this program again and I encourage families to participate and remember that hunger doesn’t take a vacation.”

Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Persons interested in receiving more information should contact:

Oswego County Opportunities, 239 Oneida St Fulton, NY 13069-1228 of phone 315-598-4712 ext. 0.

Scenes from OCO's Annual Meeting April 9, 2019

Circles of Security changed our lives
Circles of Security is topic of Annual Meeting guest speakers
Congratulations to Whelahan Award winner
Diane Cooper-Currier and Ron Darrow
Finance Director recognized for service
Howard Wilcox Volunteer of the Year Award presented to John Zanewych
New Board Members welcomed
OCO Ex Dir Diane Cooper-Currier and retiring Board of Directors Treasurer Ron Darrow