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 August package includes beef burgers, chicken thighs, cod fillets, kielbasa, ground turkey, cheddar cheese, fresh macaroni salad, peanut butter, frozen cut green beans, frozen strawberries, 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.
August specials at various prices include Italian meatballs, pork ribs, American cheese, breaded shrimp, chicken breast, mozzarella sticks, and Hot Pockets. 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, August 10 at Noon. Orders may be placed by mail but must be received by Wednesday, August 8, 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, August 23, between 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 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 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 June, the Corps provided 999 soup kitchen meals in Oswego and 385 in Fulton. It provided 66 Oswego households with groceries for 1,346 meals and 38 Fulton households with groceries for 783 meals. It also distributed 480 loaves of bread. Seventeen households purchased low-cost foods through the Food Sense program. The Corps operates a Bridging the Gap program, now serving four individuals, that teaches life skills and gives a second chance to young people who have made poor decisions.
The Corps is holding its Third Annual Red Kettle Classic Golf Tournament with an 8:00 A.M. shotgun start on Saturday, August 4, at Battle Island State Park Golf Course, 2150 State Route 48, Fulton, NY 13069. For more information or to register a team, contact Salvation Army Advisory Board chairman and tournament chairman Tom Brown at (315) 592-4988 or [email protected] Electronic copies of a brochure, including the registration form, may be requested from Captain Heather Odom, [email protected] Registrations should be received by July 24, at Oswego County Salvation Army, PO Box 146, Oswego, NY 13126.
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 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.