OSWEGO — Any residents of the Oswego area that would like to stretch their food dollars may order March Food Sense packages until noon on March 13. 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 March package includes chicken drumsticks, ham steaks, tilapia fillets, ground turkey, Salisbury steaks, pizza (BBQ), French fries, macaroni and cheese, frozen tropical fruit, diced carrots, 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.

March specials at various prices include pork loin, chicken tenders, shrimp, meatballs, pantry box, onion rings, and stuffed shells. The pantry box includes pancake mix, toasted oat cereal, crushed tomatoes, instant potatoes, brown rice, macaroni and beef, tuna fish, peanut butter, grape spread, and mandarin oranges. 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 W. Second St., Oswego, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday through noon on March 13. Orders may be placed by mail but must be received by March 11, 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 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 26 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. The Corps operates a Bridging the Gap program 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 W. Second St., between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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