THE POTSDAM NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
Some Frequently Asked Questions about Food Sense:
- What is Food Sense?
- It is the opportunity to stretch your food budget by purchasing
quality food at a discount. It is a not-for-profit food buying program
made possible through the Food Bank.
- Who is eligible?
- Everyone is eligible to purchase food from Food Sense. There is
no income requirement.
- How does is work?
- It's simple. Just order and pay in advance at your local
Food Sense site. The cost is $15.50 per unit. Cash or food stamps
accepted. (No checks please.)
- How often do you have this offer?
- Local centers, including the Potsdam Neighborhood Center, order
units every month.
- What is in a unit?
- 13-15 food items including: fresh fruits & vegetables, meats and grocery
staples. An example of an average monthly food unit: 1.8# beef sirloin
steak, 1.9# roasted chicken, 1 1/2# breaded fish nuggets, 2-5 oz. packges
of turkey cold cuts, 1# ground turkey, 1 Stouffer's frozen dinner, 2 1/2 dozen
small eggs, 1 apple pie (unbaked), 5# red potatoes, 2# onions, 1# carrots,
6 navel oranges, and 2 pink grapefruit.
- What are "bonus" items?
- "Bonus" items, also called "special items," are offered at an additional
cost to those who purchase food units. Typical special items include:
a 7# case of Hormel hams for $14.50 and a case of Pizza Pocket Sandwiches
containing 48 5 oz. sandwiches for $17.00.
- To request more information on Food Sense, see our
Requests for Information.
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