JCB students help Meals on Wheels prepare with “blizzard bags”
Oswego County may be famous for its fierce winters but for the sixth year in a row, students from John C. Birdlebough High School are making sure even the worst snow and ice won’t prevent senior citizens from having access to a nutritious meal.
The annual “blizzard bags” effort, organized by JCB sophomore Caitlin George, packs a day’s worth of meals for Oswego County Opportunities’ (OCO) Meals on Wheels program recipients to be distributed in case meal delivery is disrupted by inclement weather.
“It warms my heart to know that the elderly don’t need to go hungry on a snowy day,” said George.
Not only did George pack the 120 bags, with help from friends Erin McArdell and Cheyenne Miller, the team also made separate bags for dogs and cats, with George saying she wanted to “make sure the pets weren’t left out.”
OCO officials said they were thrilled to receive the bags for yet another year.