Attention Food Sense Customers: Customers will receive: increased quality of food; variety of food; more specials’ options and an introduction to the pantry box, produce box, and protein box as ‘specials’. Food Sense is still a great way for families to save money and purchase quality foods for less. The price for Food Sense packages are to $20.50.

Food Sense is a food co-op program offered through the Food Bank of Central New York and local non-profits. There are no restrictions – if you eat – you qualify!
Registration sites for the community Food Sense Program are as follows:

Ilion: First Presbyterian Church, 90 Morgan St. Ilion. Beginning Monday, February 4 to Friday, February 8 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Old Forge: Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church, 228 Crosby Blvd., Beginning Friday, February 1 through Thursday, February 7 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Delivery date for both sites is Friday, February 22, 2019.

The projected list of foods for the February Food Sense package includes: – Pork Tenderloin, 1.7 lbs. (avg.), – Chicken Thighs, 3.5 lbs. (avg.), – Fish Sticks, 1 lb., – Kielbasa Sausage, 13 oz., 
- Beef Sandwich Steaks, 10.5 oz., – Pierogis, 13 oz., – Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz., – Chicken Pot Pie, 7 oz., – Mixed Vegetables, 1 lb., – Diced Pears, 15 oz., – Fresh Produce, – Fresh Produce

The specials for February 2019 are: Cooked Shrimp: 2 lbs. for $9.50 – The cooked shrimp contain 41-50 shrimp per pound. Stuffed Chicken Breasts: 2 lbs. for $7.00 – The chicken breasts are stuffed with apples and cranberries. Pork Roast: 2 lbs. for $9.00 – The pork roast is boneless and weighs 2 lbs. per special. Produce Box: $14.25 – The Produce Box includes: apples (5), oranges (5), potatoes (5 lbs.), pineapple (1), grape tomatoes (1 pt.), cucumber (1), salad mix (1 bag), and carrots (1 lb). Onion Rings: 2.5 lbs. for $6.25 – The onion rings are ready to cook and can be used in the oven or fryer. American Cheese: 5 lbs. for $10.00 – The sliced American cheese is not individually wrapped. Macaroni & Beef: 4.5 lbs. for $12.25 – The macaroni & beef is family sized and a Stouffers’ product.

For more information contact Catholic Charities of Herkimer County at (315) 894-9917.