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NORTH BRUNSWICK – Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard today met with seniors and local officials at the
The State received more than $2.7 million in ARRA funding to support an expansion of senior nutrition services statewide.
“During this economic downturn, too many seniors are finding themselves with less money to take care of basic needs like food, housing and basic medical care,” said Governor Jon S. Corzine. “This recovery funding from the federal government helps put food on the table for our seniors in their time of need.”
According to Commissioner Howard, a total of 13,491 new individuals have been thus far served meals across
“Our goal of serving tens of thousands of meals to more seniors this year through ARRA funding is being realized today in congregate meal sites like this one in
Governor Corzine announced receipt of ARRA funding in mid-May. The funding is part of $100 million being made available for senior nutrition services nationwide by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Nationally, ARRA is providing $65 million for congregate meals, $32 million for home delivered meals and $3 million for Native American nutrition programs.
Of the ARRA nutrition funds distributed to
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