The New Jersey Department of Human Services has awarded a grant for $110,000 to Cumberland County Office of Aging and Disabled to support home delivered meals and food for older county residents. The grant is funded by the federal government through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and will be administered locally by the Cumberland County Department of Aging and Disabled. Cumberland County Freeholder Director Joseph Derella welcomed the additional funding stating, “The grant is essential in ensuring that we can meet the increased need and demand for home-delivered meals for our older residents following the Governor’s public health directive to stay at home.”
Nutritional budgets have been stressed since the Coronavirus outbreak. Barbara Nedohon, Executive Director of the Cumberland County Department of Aging and Disabled stated, “Our seniors are among the most vulnerable to the virus and this funding will support our ongoing mission to keep our seniors healthy and safe.”
Freeholder Co-Liaison Carol Musso cited the efforts of the County Department of Aging and Disabled stating, “The Department’s staff are on the front lines in these challenging times and are working tirelessly to meet the increased need for meals during this public health crisis.”
“The Cumberland County Office on Aging and Disabled administers programs sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders including home delivered meals and other nutritional food programs, transportation through the Cumberland Area Transit System and serves as the focal point for the County’s information, planning and coordination for programs and services supporting our seniors and disabled”, added Freeholder Musso.