Registration for the August 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. today, July 26.
Registrations, for pickup at First United Methodist, will also be accepted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, through Thursday, Aug. 8, in the First Baptist Church, 301 W. Embargo St.
The food may be picked up Friday, Aug. 23, 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 today, July 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lake Delta Fire Department, 8508 Elmer Hill Road.
Orders may be picked up on Aug. 23 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 today, July 26, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. or Saturday, July 27, between 10 a.m. and noon; as well as Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The food may be picked up between 12:30 and 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, or between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, Aug. 24. (Frozen foods will be kept in a freezer for the Saturday pickup).
The August package includes bone-in chicken breasts, beef burgers, pork chops, bologna, ground turkey, fresh eggs, fresh macaroni salad, beef ravioli, frozen sliced peaches, frozen mixed vegetables, and two fresh produce items.
Specials, which may be purchased in addition to the package or separately, are:
Chicken Wings: 4 lbs. for $10.50 — individually quick frozen.
Italian Sausage: 3 lbs. for $10.50 — sweet sausage and made in Utica.
American Cheese: 5 lbs. for $11.50 — sliced cheese, not individually wrapped.
Produce Box: $15 — Box includes: peaches (3), plums (3), nectarines (3), oranges (3), pineapple (1), seedless red grapes (2 lbs.), and cantaloupe (1).
Shrimp: 2 lbs. for $9.25 — easy peel, deveined, and contain 26-30 shrimp per pound.
French Fries: 5 lbs. for $4.50— ready to cook and are a straight-cut restaurant fry.
Popcorn Chicken: 10 lbs. for $11.75 — ready to cook and can be used in the oven or fryer.
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