Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is serving seniors in the region through a program that delivers fresh produce weekly for 16 weeks during the growing season. The program serves 350 people at eight local residential sites. Each participant receives a package including fresh vegetables and usually some fruit.
The program, in its seventh year, is
serving a need that was present even before the pandemic. “Our needs assessment shows that food insecurity is one of the top concerns for elderly residents,” says Justin Jordan, program manager for Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. “This program helps to resolve three points of difficulty for seniors: transportation, shopping and financial.”