June Food Sense Orders Now Being Accepted

OSWEGO – Any residents of Oswego that would like to make their food dollars go farther may order June Food Sense packages until noon on June 9.

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 June package includes beef sandwich steaks, chicken drumsticks, breaded fish fillets, ground turkey, Italian sausage, peanut butter, fresh coleslaw, elbow macaroni, frozen peppers and onions, frozen pineapple chunks, 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.

June specials at various prices include boneless chicken breasts, French fries, pork baby back ribs, beef patties, produce box, macaroni and beef, and American cheese. 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 June 9 at noon.

Orders may be placed by mail but must be received by June 7, with the envelope marked “Food Sense” on the front.

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 on June 21, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Bring your copy 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 Corps, responding to ever-increasing needs, 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 April, the Corps provided 1,231 soup kitchen meals in Oswego and 788 in Fulton. It provided 124 Fulton households with groceries for 2,817 meals.

It also distributed more than 496 loaves of bread.

Thirty-two households purchased low-cost foods through the Food Sense program. The Corps operates a Bridging the Gap program that teaches life skills and gives a second chance to young people that have made poor decisions.

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., between 1 and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.