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United Way partners with local agencies to bring food to homebound seniors

Jen Maseda (far right), senior vice president of United Way Tri-County, is interviewed by Judy Kane for the Marlborough Cable Access channel (left). Also pictured is Jennifer Claro, Director of the Marlborough Senior Center. (Photo/submitted)

Jen Maseda (far right), senior vice president of United Way Tri-County, is interviewed by Judy Kane for the Marlborough Cable Access channel (left). Also pictured is Jennifer Claro, Director of the Marlborough Senior Center. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The United Way of Tri-County’s Marlborough Community Cupboard, in partnership with BayPath Elder Services, the City of Marlborough, Marlborough Senior Center, and Marlborough Senior Housing have formed the Senior Mobile Market Program. The initiative is designed to reach those homebound seniors already connected with these service providers.

“We are pleased that we will be able to provide seniors with food in their homes, because some people may not be able to access the Marlborough Community Cupboard independently. It provides them a great measure of dignity and an important resource for staying healthy while staying at home,” BayPath Elder Services Director Christine Alessandro said.

“Our intention is to work with others to come up with innovative and effective strategies to serve populations in need. Working together will ensure people, especially those who have experienced so much in their lifetime, will not go hungry,” said Jen Maseda, senior vice president, United Way of Tri-County.

“The new initiative that the Marlborough Community Cupboard is offering, gives home-bound seniors the support they need. It fills a gap by allowing seniors access to fresh vegetables, meats and selected non-perishable items through a non-invasive partnership,” Marlborough Senior Center Director Jennifer Claro said. “This food initiative will simply allow members of our community to stretch their limited income so they will not ‘go without,’ as well as helping with any transportation hardship.”

Volunteers are needed to assist with packaging the grocery bags on Wednesday evenings and on Thursday mornings between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. for delivery from the Marlborough Community Cupboard. For more information, contact Barbara LaGrenade at Barbara.lagrenade@uwotc.org  or call 508-481-4080.

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