A system for packaging slices from a slicer that slices food slices from a food log or log. Included is a conveyor conveying food slice receptacles (targets) and an applicator in the form of a Bomb Bay type receiving/dispensing grid. The grid includes opposing edges that define opposing hinges and the grid further includes paired grid halves respectively pivoted about their hinges. In a closed position the grid receives slices from the food log and in an open position dispenses the slices onto the targets of the conveyor. The grid includes vertical movements for controlling the position of the receiving surface receiving slices from the log, and lateral movements for varying the slice arrangement as between stacked and shingled arrangement, and for positioning such arrangements crossway of the conveyor for placement on the targets.