Salem County Office on Aging to Provide Meal Vouchers to Seniors

SALEM – The Salem County Office on Aging and New Dodge’s Market are partnering to provide a meal voucher to senior citizens.
The pilot program, which will run through December 31st, will provide seniors with a $5 “Trio” meal voucher. Seniors can  exchange the voucher for a nutritionally balanced meal that consists of a sandwich, soup, salad, and milk. The total value of the voucher is $9 and will be funded through the Federal Restaurant Voucher Program. The meal voucher has been created to provide one-third of the required daily intake.
The vouchers cost $5 and seniors can purchase them with proof of age and residency through the Salem County Office of Aging on Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Multiple tickets can be purchased at a time and participants are required to watch a three-minute video about nutrition and complete a short informational questionnaire at least once a quarter.
“This program is a pilot for the State of New Jersey,” said Freeholder Robert Vanderslice, chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. “The voucher program through the County’s Office of Aging is a wonderful option to the traditional senior center lunch site. It gives seniors the option of getting together for lunch at a local restaurant and socialize.”
For more information about the vouchers, call the Salem County Aging and Disability Resource Connection-Office on Aging between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 856.339.8622.

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