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Oswego County Food Resources for May 2024

Offering info about resources that are available for anyone. For example, Food $en$e is a way for anyone to stretch their food dollars.

Food $en$e – for May’s order form – NOTICE:

OSWEGO: Salvation Army of Oswego County, 73 W. Second St, Oswego

  • Order (w/ payment) Deadline: Fri, May 10 by 12 noon (Fri, Apr 10 if by mail: P.O. Box 146, Oswego – clearly mark Food Sense on envelope)
    • (orders taken at Salvation Army in Oswego, Mon – Fri, 10 am – 3 pm)
  • Pick up: Thurs, May 23, 1 – 3 pm at Salvation Army in Oswego
  • Contact Lt Alyxandra Allen or Major Heather Odom (315-343-6491) at the Salvation Army in Oswego with any questions

FULTON: Fulton 1st United Methodist Church, 1408 State Route 176, Fulton

  • Order (w/ payment) Deadline: Thur, May 9 by 12 noon
  • Pick up: Wed, May 22, 10 am at Fulton 1st UMC in Fulton
  • Call church office (315-592-7347) with any questions or to arrange a different pick-up time

NEW!! Online ordering with Credit/Debit Card Payment now available at https://foodsense.foodbankcny.org

Additionally, there are Mobile Food Pantries across Oswego County – you can typically find updated flyers at: https://health.oswegocounty.com/information/mobile_food_pantry.php – upcoming locations:

  • Tues, 5/7/24 @ 4 pm – LIFE Church, 2856 State Route 49, Central Square, NY 13036 (Entrance by Route 37; parking lot not available until after 3 pm; please don’t show up earlier)
  • Fri, 5/10/24 @ 4 pm – Bowens Corners UM Church, 758 State Route 176, Fulton, NY 13069
  • Sat, 5/11/24 @ 1 pm – APW High School, 639 County Route 22, Parish, NY 13131
  • Fri, 5/17/24 @ 4 pm – Oswego Alliance Church, 371 Thompson Road, Oswego, NY 13126

For other Food Sense and Mobile Food Pantry locations throughout Oswego County (Central Square, Phoenix and Pulaski) as well as contiguous counties, refer to contact info at www.foodbankcny.org/find-food

Sunday, May 5, 4:30—5:30 pm (or until food is gone)
Freewill Dinner (chili, tossed salad, Italian bread, dessert & beverage)
Trinity United Methodist Church, 45 East Utica Street, Oswego
Eat-in only  (downstairs: use Utica Street entrance)
Info: (315) 343-1715 or www.facebook.com/OswegoNYTrinityUMC.
(The upcoming freewill dinners are planned for the first Sunday of most every month from 4:30—5:30 p.m. or until food is gone – next freewill dinner is Sunday, June 2)

Some additional resources for access to food:

Thank you to Food Bank of CNY and Debbie Daby of Farnham Family Services for compiling this information.

Disclosure: OCO provides this listing as a public service for free distributions of food and supplies by various agencies and businesses. OCO is not responsible for changes in schedule or quantities of goods distributed.

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