Food Sense, a co-op program offered through the Food Bank of Central New York and local nonprofit agencies, is a way for families to save money and purchase food for less.
There are no restrictions and everyone qualifies.
Each package is filled with meats, vegetables, fruits and grocery items. The cost of the Food Sense package is $15.50, yet the market value is closer to $25 or $30.
Registration sites for the community Food Sense Program include the Annunciation Parish Center at 60 West St. in Ilion, where registration will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
The package will be delivered on Friday, Oct. 25.
The list of foods for the October Food Sense package includes one pound of boneless chicken breast, one pound of ground beef, one pound of Polish sausage, one pound of fish sticks, 20 ounces of roasted potatoes, 7.25 ounches of macaroni and cheese, 11 ounces of frozen vegetable blend, one pound of rice, 15 ounces of canned corn, 15 ounces of applesauce and two fresh produce items.
The specials for October include 7.5 pounds of pork loins, 10 pounds of chicken tenders, five pounds of Tilapia fillets, five pounds of Italian meatballs, five pounds of french fries and two 10-ounce chicken pot pies.