Registration for the August Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at Lake Delta Fire Department and Karing Kitchen in Oneida.
All sites will be following CDC guidelines, requiring masks and social distancing. The Presbyterian Church in Holland Patent will resume accepting Food $en$e orders in August.
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:
• Those participating in the Town of Lee program can place orders Friday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lake Delta Fire Department, 8508 Elmer Hill Road. Those who usually participate in the Rome UMC program are encouraged to use this program for the time being. Orders may be picked up on Friday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 315-336-0742 or 315-358-4150.
• Karing Kitchen, 116 West Grove St., Oneida, is accepting orders by appointment only — call 315-280-0869.
The August package includes ground beef, pork for stir fry, chicken drumsticks, pollock fillets, hot dogs, cheddar, fresh macaroni salad, French fries, fudge brownies, canned corn, and two fresh produce items.
Specials, which may be purchased in addition to the package or separately, are:
Italian meatballs, 5 pounds for $14: fully-cooked
Pulled pork, 1 pound for $6.50: fully-cooked and in a Carolina barbecue sauce
Lobster bites, 15 ounces for $5: can be deep fried or baked in the oven
Pantry box for $11: includes toasted oats cereal (12 ounces), pancake mix (32 ounces), macaroni and cheese (7.25 ounces), canned chicken (5 ounces), macaroni & beef (15 oz.), peanut butter (18 oz.), raspberry preserves (18 oz.), canned pears (15 ounces), scalloped potatoes (4.7 ounces) and canned corn (15 ounces)
Mozzarella sticks, 2 pounds for $6.50: pre-cooked and ready for the oven
Stuffed shells, 4 pounds for $6: stuffed with a ricotta cheese filling
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