Registration for the October Food $en$e program — open to everyone regardless of income — will be held at Lake Delta Fire Department, the Presbyterian Church in Holland Patent, and Karing Kitchen in Oneida.
All sites will follow CDC guidelines, requiring masks and social distancing.
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 today, Sept. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 9, 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, Oct. 29, 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, Sept. 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. or Saturday, Sept. 25, between 10 and 11 a.m. The food may be picked up between 1 and 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, or from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. (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 chicken breast portions, Salisbury steaks, kielbasa, fish sticks, sliced deli turkey, egg noodles, cheddar cheese, cheese pierogies, peas & carrots, applesauce, and two fresh produce items.
Specials, which may be purchased in addition to the package or separately, are:
Chicken breasts, 4.5 lbs. (avg) for $6: bone-in split breast
Italian meatballs, 5 lbs. for $14: fully-cooked
Haddock fillets, 1 lb. for $5.25: wild caught and individual quick frozen
Protein box, 7 lbs. for $12: Italian meatballs (1 lb.), chicken thighs (3 lbs.), pork kabobs (1 lb.), fish sticks (1 lb.), ground turkey (1 lb.)
Mozzarella sticks, 2 lbs. for $6.50: pre-cooked and ready for the oven
Vegetable lasagna, 6 lbs. for $15.50: family-sized, Stouffers’ product
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