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May 2018 Food Sense Orders Due May 11th at Salvation Army

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Pictured are some of the items often available in food sense orders. Pictured are some of the items often available in food sense orders. Submitted Photo

Any residents of Oswego that would like to make their food dollars go farther may order May Food Sense packages until Noon on Friday, May 11. 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 pork tenderloins, chicken thighs, haddock fillets, ground beef, hot dogs, pork & beans, fresh macaroni salad, shoestring fries, frozen peas & carrots, 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.

May specials at various prices include stuffed pork chops, sea scallops, Italian meatballs, Italian sausage, protein box, Hot Pockets, and onion rings. 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, May 11 at Noon. Orders may be placed by mail but must be received by Wednesday, May 9, 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, May 24, 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 March, the Corps provided 1,094 soup kitchen meals in Oswego and 717 in Fulton. It provided 51 Oswego households with groceries for 1,098 meals and 115 Fulton households with groceries for 2,691 meals. It also distributed over 825 loaves of bread. Twenty-nine 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.

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