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June 2023 Food Sense Orders Due June 9th 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

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 June Food Sense packages until Noon on Friday, June 9. All Oswego-area residents may use the program. There are no income limitations and no restrictions on the number of items one may buy. Fifty-two Oswego families used the program in April.

The June package includes pork tenderloin, bologna, mandarin oranges, boneless chicken breast, chocolate chip muffin tops, green beans, ground beef, mac and cheese, tilapia fillets, spaghetti, 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.

June specials at various prices include St. Louis style ribs, chicken wings, French fries, beef patties, shrimp, and pantry box containing corn flakes, pancake mix, pasta sauce, chicken in a pouch, elbow macaroni, peanut butter, strawberry spread, applesauce, and carrots. 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, June 9 at Noon. Orders placed by mail must be received by Friday, June 9, 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, June 22, 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 an 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 Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m. — 12:15 p.m., in both Fulton and Oswego, groceries from its food pantries open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, winter garments, and many other services to individuals and families in need throughout Oswego County. In April, the Corps provided 582 soup kitchen meals in Oswego and 354 in Fulton. It provided 75 Oswego households with groceries for 1,782 meals and 87 Fulton households with groceries for 2,025 meals. It also distributed over 750 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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