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County Cuts Ribbon on Nutrition in Franklinville to Serve more Seniors

(Franklin Township, NJ) – Freeholder Helene M. Reed, Freeholder Joseph A. Brigandi and Franklin Township Mayor Scapellato and Council members were joined by more than 40 senior citizens at a ribbon today to celebrate the opening of the county’s Senior Nutrition Program.  The site was relocated from Newfield to Franklinville to service more seniors. 

The Senior Nutrition Site is now located at the Franklin Township Community Center at 1584 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville.  The hours for the site are 9 am to 1 pm.

“We are very excited to be in Franklinville to accommodate more seniors with nutritious meals,” said Freeholder Helene M. Reed, liaison to the Department of Health and Senior Services.  “The plans for relocating this nutrition site have been in the works for several months and we are glad to cut the ribbon and begin offering this service in this beautiful building,” said Reed.

Reed said, “By moving the site just four miles away the county will be able to provide many more seniors with nutritious meals without much inconvenience to those who already attended this site.”

“The Franklin Township Community Center is a new facility that can accommodate upwards of eighty seniors,” said Freeholder Joseph A. Brigandi, Jr.  The previous site in Newfield could only accommodate 30 seniors.  The site relocation is expected to triple the number of county senior citizens who utilize this nutrition site.

“This program is important to our senior citizens and this move is going to enhance the services we offer them by giving them more social opportunities with other events taking place here,” Brigandi said.

Gloucester County administers six Nutrition Sites and all operate Monday through Friday.   The program offers a nutritious meal to all Gloucester County residents age 60 and older.  A donation of $1.25 per day is asked to participate in the program; however no one is turned down for their ability to pay.  For more information about this program call (856) 232-4646 ext. 4903.