Registration for the December 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, Nov. 16, and from noon- 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
Registrations, for pickup at First United Methodist, will also be accepted from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Thursday, Dec. 6, in the First Baptist Church, 301 W. Embargo St.
The food may be picked up Friday, Dec. 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, Nov. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 7-8 p.m. at the Lake Delta Fire Department, 8508 Elmer Hill Road. Orders may be picked up on Dec. 21. 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, Nov. 16, from 12:30 and 2 p.m. or Nov. 17 between 10 a.m. and noon.
The food may be picked up between 12:30 and 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, or between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, Dec. 22. (Frozen foods will be kept in a freezer for the Saturday pickup).
The December package includes ham steaks, breakfast sausage, Salisbury steaks, ground turkey, pancake mix, fresh eggs, apple juice, hash browns potatoes, Toasted Oats cereal, frozen berry blend, and two fresh produce items.
Specials, which may be purchased in addition to the package or separately, are:
Whole Spiral Ham: 9 lbs. (avg.) for $18 — average between eight and ten pounds per special.
Italian Meatballs: 5 lbs. for $13 —fully cooked.
Stuffed Chicken Breast: 2 lbs. for $8.50 — stuffed with apples and cranberries.
American Cheese: 5 lbs. for $10.25 — sliced American cheese is not individually wrapped.
Protein Box: $13.50 — includes fish sticks 1 lb., pork tenderloin 1.7 lbs. (avg.), chicken thighs 2 lbs. (avg.), ground beef 1 lb., and sliced turkey breast 8 oz.
Onion Rings: 2.5 lbs. for $6 — ready to cook and can be used in the oven or fryer.
White Pasta Bake: 4.5 lbs. for $13.50 — family sized Stouffers’ product.
On the net: http://www.foodbankcny.org/our-programs/food-sense-program