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Sign-up for October Food $en$e

Posted 9/16/22

Registration for the October Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held in Rome, Lee, Camden, Holland Patent, and Oneida.

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Sign-up for October Food $en$e

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Registration for the October Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held in Rome, Lee, Camden, Holland Patent, and Oneida.

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.

• Those participating in the Town of Lee program can place orders Friday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake Delta Fire Department, 8508 Elmer Hill Road.

Orders may be picked up on Friday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 315-336-0742 or 315-358-4150.

• Rome registration will be held at Redeemer Church, 129 N. Washington St., across from City Hall, Friday, Sept. 23, between 1 and 3 p.m. Parking in the City Hall’s lot will be available.

• Those in the Camden area who wish to participate should contact Stephenie at 315-795-9378. Sign-ups will be held Sept. 23 at Abundant Life Church.

• The Holland Patent program is hosted by Foothills Rural Community Ministry, Presbyterian Church (across from the park just off Route 365). Registration will be held Friday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or Saturday, Sept. 24, between 10 and 11 a.m. The food may be picked up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, or from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. (Frozen foods will be kept in a freezer for the Saturday pickup).

• Karing Kitchen, 116 West Grove St., Oneida, is accepting orders by appointment only — call 315-280-0869.

The October package includes breaded chicken fillets, kielbasa, marinated beef portions, ground chicken, turkey bologna, pierogies, creamy potato ham soup, elbow macaroni, frozen carrots, mandarin oranges, and two fresh produce items.

October specials

Specials, which may be purchased in addition to the package or separately, are:

  • Popcorn chicken, 2 lbs. for $6.50: ready to cook and in a two-pound bag.
  • St. Louis style ribs, 1.5 lbs. for $9: fully-cooked, seasoned and in a mild BBQ sauce.
  • Italian meatballs, 5 lbs. for $16.50:  fully-cooked and are in a five-pound bag.
  • Onion rings, 2.5 lbs. for $9.50: ready to cook and can be used in the oven or fryer. 
  • Tilapia fillets, 3 lbs. for $10: individually quick frozen.
  • Cheese lasagna roll up, 42 oz. for $6.25: stuffed with ricotta and Romano cheese and are over two and a half pounds.

On the net

www.foodbankcny.org/our-programs/food-sense-program

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