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February 2023 Food Sense Orders Due February 10th at Salvation Army

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L to R: Bonnie Volk and Pauline Patnode assemble Food Sense orders at the Oswego County Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service, prior to the pandemic. L to R: Bonnie Volk and Pauline Patnode assemble Food Sense orders at the Oswego County Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service, prior to the pandemic. Submitted Photo

The Oswego County Salvation Army Corps offers the Food Sense program of the Central New York Food Bank.

Any residents of the Oswego area who would like to stretch their food dollars may order February Food Sense packages until Noon on Friday, February 10. 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 February package includes marinated pork pieces, boneless chicken breast, applesauce, ground beef, cheese pierogi, white rice, loop kielbasa, mild cheddar cheese, fish sticks, frozen diced potatoes, and two fresh produce items. Payment in cash or EBT card must accompany the order. Complete size and price information will be available at the time of ordering.

February specials at various prices include St. Louis style ribs, stuffed chicken, French fries, shrimp scampi, lasagna roll-ups, and meatloaf. 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, February 10 at Noon. Orders placed by mail must be received by Friday, February 10, with the envelope marked “Food Sense” on the front. Payment by cash, check, or EBT card is accepted. 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, February 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. Thirty-five Oswego families used the program in November.

The Oswego County Salvation Army Corps provides fresh-cooked meals Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m. — 12:15 p.m., 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 November, the Corps provided 573 soup kitchen meals in Oswego and 152 in Fulton. It provided 100 Oswego households with groceries for 2,673 meals and 59 Fulton households with groceries for 1,377 meals. It also distributed nearly 1,000 loaves of bread and pastries.

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.

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