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 November package includes turkey pan roast, whipped mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pork tenderloin, turkey gravy, frozen corn, tilapia fillets, sweet potatoes, deep dish pie shells, homestyle stuffing, 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.
November specials at various prices include whole turkey, mozzarella sticks, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, stuffed pork chops, chicken tenders, and produce box. 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, November 2 at Noon. Orders may be placed by mail but must be received by Wednesday, October 31, 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, November 15, 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 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 September, the Corps provided 1,048 soup kitchen meals in Oswego and 693 in Fulton. It also provided 66 Oswego households with groceries for 1,629 meals and 116 Fulton households with groceries for 2,682 meals, and it distributed about 650 loaves of bread. Seventeen households purchased low-cost foods through the Food Sense program of the Food Bank of Central New York. The Corps operates a Bridging the Gap program, now serving one individual, with three others about to graduate, that teaches life skills and gives a second chance to young people who 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 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.