OSWEGO — The Oswego County Salvation Army Corps offers the Food Sense program of the Central New York Food Bank.
Residents of the Oswego area who would like to stretch their food dollars may order May Food Sense packages until noon on Friday, May 7. All Oswego-area residents may use the program. There are no income limitations and no restrictions on the number of items one may buy.
The May package includes ground beef, bologna, frozen strawberries, chicken thighs, cheddar cheese, canned corn, kielbasa sausage, fresh potato salad, breaded fish, elbow macaroni and fresh produce. Payment in cash or EBT card must accompany the order. Complete size and price information will be available at the time of ordering.
May specials at various prices include beef patties, onion rings, breaded fully cooked chicken tenders, fully cooked pulled pork in Carolina barbecue sauce, American cheese, ricotta stuffed shells, and protein box containing meatballs, chicken tenders, tilapia fillets, hot dogs and ground turkey. Specials may be ordered with or without ordering the monthly package.
Orders may be placed in person at the Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 73 W. Second St., Oswego, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Friday, May 7 at noon. Orders may be placed by mail but must be received by Wednesday, May 5, with the envelope marked “Food Sense” on the front. Payment by cash, check, or EBT card is accepted. Checks must be payable to The Salvation Army. Mail to The Salvation Army, PO Box 146, Oswego, NY 13126. Orders cannot be taken by phone.
Food orders must be picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, upon presentation of the order form.
The Food Sense program is a service of the Food Bank of Central New York. The Oswego County Salvation Army is the official site for the city of Oswego and vicinity. A basic assortment of food items is offered each month, along with several specials. Eight Oswego families used the program last month.
The Oswego County Salvation Army Corps provides fresh-cooked meals five days each week in both Fulton and Oswego, groceries from its food pantries, winter garments, and many other services to individuals and families in need throughout Oswego County. In March, the Corps provided 719 soup kitchen take-out meals in Oswego and 831 in Fulton. It provided 91 Oswego households with groceries for 2,286 meals and 55 Fulton households with groceries for 1,341 meals. It also distributed over 800 loaves of bread and pastries.
Persons wishing to know more about The Salvation Army or to offer voluntary service are invited to call 315-343-6491 or stop at the office at 73 W. Second St. in Oswego, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.