Supermarketing for Seniors Celebrates Grandparents Day a success

Jewish Family Services of Greenwich’s (JFS) second annual Supermarketing for Seniors Celebrates Grandparents event held on Sunday, Sept. 25 was a huge success. In partnership with neighborhood supermarkets, including A&P, Kings, Stop & Shop, Garelick and Herbs, Upper Curst Bagel Company, and Balducci’s, as well as with The Senior Center of Greenwich, JFS Board members, volunteers, and the JCC Teen Action Committee were stationed across the community raising awareness and funding for the Supermarketing for Seniors (SFS) program, a non-discriminatory, free grocery shopping and case management service designed to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of housebound Greenwich citizens 60 years of age or older. 

Supermarketing for Seniors has served our elderly neighbors of Greenwich since 1986, and currently the program provides shopping and support services to 160 seniors each year. Although there are no income requirements to participate in our program, 75% of the seniors for whom we shop are considered low income by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) guidelines, and many do not have other support systems in their lives to visit and monitor them on a regular basis. Over the course of a year, JFS hears the following quote repeatedly, “I don’t know what I would do without Supermarketing for Seniors; you are so important for my life.”

For more information about Supermarketing for Seniors, contact Elyse Brown, SFS Program Director, at 203-622-1881 or [email protected] or visit jfsgreenwich.org/services/supermarketing-for-seniors/

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