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 April package includes chicken breasts, meatballs, Italian sausage, shrimp scampi, veal patties, French bread pizza, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, frozen cut green beans, canned fruit mix, 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.
April specials at various prices include pork roast, stuffed chicken, breaded shrimp, American cheese, meatloaf, popcorn chicken, and mozzarella sticks. 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 West Second Street, Oswego, Monday through Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., through Friday, April 13 at Noon. Orders may be placed by mail but must be received by Wednesday, April 11, 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 Thursday, April 26, between 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 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 January, the Corps provided 1,194 soup kitchen meals in Oswego and 721 in Fulton. It provided 76 Oswego households with groceries for 1,521 meals and 144 Fulton households with groceries for 3,771 meals. It also distributed over 880 loaves of bread. Ten 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 West Second Street, in Oswego, between 1:00 and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.