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Greenwich JFS awarded $3,000 grant

GREENWICH — Jewish Family Services of Greenwich has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the First County Bank Foundation to help support the agency’s Supermarketing for Seniors (SFS) program.  This is the third time the Foundation has granted JFS this award.

Supermarketing for Seniors is a free grocery shopping and case management program established in 1986 in response to the needs of a growing number of frail and elderly Greenwich residents who wanted to continue to live quality, independent lives in their own homes but were unable to do so without assistance in doing their marketing. The program serves individuals of all backgrounds. Participants must be 60 years or older and live in Greenwich.  Supermarketing for Seniors is partially funded through the United Way of Greenwich and the Town of Greenwich.

The First County Bank Foundation distributes funds annually to non-profit organizations and programs that support community and economic development, increase the availability of affordable housing, and support the quality of life and educational enrichment for families and children. Last year the Foundation awarded approximately $600,000 to 124 nonprofit organizations throughout lower Fairfield County.  Since its inception in 2001, the foundation has awarded a total of 668 individual grants, worth more than $5 million.

For information on applying for the program or to volunteer to grocery shop for a Supermarketing for Seniors client,call JFS at (203) 622-1881 or visit www.jfsgreenwich.org.

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