Fulton gets grant to feed 260 seniors at home

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Fulton County has received grant money that will be used to feed about 260 seniors at their homes.

Those age 60 and above who are eligible will get a nutritional assessment, health screening and counseling to accompany their meals, according to a county announcement. The meals will be delivered because of COVID-19 concerns.

“COVID-19 has severely impacted food access within our communities; with the new funding, we are delighted to offer this service to county seniors during these difficult times,” said Pamela Roshell, county COO over health and human services.

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Fulton commissioners received $313,704.00 in federal funds to support home-delivered meals and the ARC gave Fulton $249,000 to help seniors with cognitive decline or provide a couple of hours of downtime for caregivers, according to a county spokeswoman.

The food program is slated to run through June 2022.

For more information, visit https://www.fultoncountyga.gov/inside-fulton-county/fulton-county-departments/senior-services/senior-centers or call 404-613-6000.

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