Registration for the June Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at First United Methodist Church in Rome, the First Baptist Church in Rome, Lake Delta Fire Department, and the Presbyterian Church in Holland Patent.
Food $en$e is a discount food program provided by the Central New York Food Bank. Everyone is welcome to participate. There are no income guidelines.
The $20.50 per unit cost is payable at the time of registration by cash or food stamps. Multiple units can be purchased. There are also extras which can be purchased with or without the basic unit. Sign-ups are scheduled at:
• First United Methodist Church, 400 N. George St.: Registration from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, and from noon- 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9.
Registrations, for pickup at First United Methodist, will also be accepted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, through Thursday, June 6, in the First Baptist Church, 301 W. Embargo St.
The food may be picked up Friday, June 21, between noon and 2 p.m. in First United Methodist Church. Sign-ups for the following month will also be accepted when picking up food. For information, call 315-336-1740.
• Those participating in the Town of Lee program can place orders Friday, May 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, May 28, from 7-8 p.m. at the Lake Delta Fire Department, 8508 Elmer Hill Road.
Orders may be picked up on June 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 315-336-0742 or 315-358-4150.
• Foothills Rural Community Ministry, Presbyterian Church, Holland Patent (across from the park just off Route 365).
Registration is Friday, May 24, from 12:30 and 2 p.m. or Saturday, May 25, between 10 a.m. and noon.
The food may be picked up between 12:30 and 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, or between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, June 22. (Frozen foods will be kept in a freezer for the Saturday pickup).
The June package includes boneless chicken breasts, beef burgers, kielbasa, pollock fillets, ground turkey, potato salad, cheddar cheese, elbow macaroni, frozen peppers and onions, frozen berry blend, and two fresh produce items.
Specials, which may be purchased in addition to the package or separately, are:
Chicken Nuggets: 4 lbs. for $4.50 - Ready to cook and can be used in the oven or fryer.
Stuffed Pork Chops: 2 lbs. for $5.50 - Stuffed with apples and cranberries.
Italian Meatballs: 5 lbs. for $13 - Fully cooked.
Protein Box: $14.50 - Includes: Pork tenderloin 1.7 lb (avg.), Boneless chicken breast 3 lbs., meatballs 1 lb., tilapia fillets 1 lb., and hot dogs 1 lb.
American Cheese: 5 lbs. for $11.50 - The sliced American cheese is not individually wrapped.
French Fries: 5 lbs. for $4.50 - Ready to cook and straight cut.
Stuffed Shells: 3 lbs. for $5.50 - Stuffed with a ricotta cheese filling.
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