Gloucester County nutrition site will offer “grab and go” meals
(Monroe Twp., NJ) -- To protect seniors and reduce risk of infection, congregate meal sites across the state have closed. Gloucester County switched to “grab and go” meals only in addition to home delivered meals.
Food access and availability are among the major concerns of older Gloucester County residents amidst the Covid-19 pandemic
“The Division of Senior Services staff and volunteers are on the front lines in responding to the increased demand for meals and ensuring food security for vulnerable older adults in our county,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.
Beginning May 26, 2020, the Pfeiffer Center in Monroe Township located at 301 Blue Bell Rd. in Williamstown will be the third county site to allow the Nutrition Staff of Senior Services to prepare “grab and go” meals that residents may pick up between 10:30 and 11 am daily.
The other two sites providing daily “grab and go” meals are Mantua Community Center and Thorofare Fire Hall.
“This option is essential to serve our elderly residents who aren’t necessarily homebound but still need food assistance,” said Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Division of Senior Services.
Meals must be ordered in advance by calling 856-686-8327 by 12 noon the day before. Meals can be picked up curbside or at the door from 10:30 a.m. -11 a.m. daily.
For more information on The Division of Senior Services, please visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov