OSWEGO — The Oswego County Salvation Army Corps is able to offer the Food Sense program. Any residents of the Oswego area who would like to stretch their food dollars may order March Food Sense packages until noon on Thursday, March 12. 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 March package includes chicken drumsticks, tilapia fillets, ham steaks, Salisbury patties, shrimp Florentine, beef stew, macaroni and cheese, French fries, frozen carrots, Mandarin oranges 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.
March specials at various prices include spiral ham, stuffed chicken breast, meatloaf, American cheese, onion rings, and lobster bites. 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 Thursday, March 12 at noon. Orders may be placed by mail but must be received by Wednesday, March 10, 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, N.Y. 13126. Orders cannot be taken by phone.
Food orders must be picked up on Thursday, March 25, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 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.
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 January, the Corps provided 465 soup kitchen take-out meals in Oswego and 671 in Fulton. It provided 105 Oswego households with groceries for 2,197 meals and 42 Fulton households with groceries for 1,026 meals. It also distributed over 400 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.