GREENWICH – Jewish Family Services of Greenwich (JFS) has been awarded a $5,500 grant from the Community Development Office of the Town of Greenwich, it was announced recently.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is one of the formula grant programs administered by the Community Planning and Development of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program provides annual grants on a formula basis to eligible grantees (cities and counties) for the purpose of addressing the needs established by the local communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons and families. The town receives entitlement grants (CDBG funds) to carry out a wide range of community development activities to improve community facilities and services through sub-recipients.
The grant will support JFS’ Supermarketing for Seniors program, 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 want to continue to live quality, independent lives in their own homes but are unable to do so without assistance in doing their marketing. Partially funded by United Way of Greenwich, the program is open to seniors of all backgrounds who live in the Town of Greenwich.
If you are a home-bound senior, or know of one, who is unable to shop for him or herself, contact (203) 622-1881.