Tuesday, January 17 marks the first official take-off day for the North Branford Homebound Food Delivery Program. A variety of community organizations came together to provide more than 30 meals to homebound individuals in North Branford and Northford.
The North Branford Food Delivery program, initiated by Alice Lehr and Diane Farley, will provide two meals a week to any age residents on a short-term basis who, because of an injury or illness, are unable to leave their homes.
Alice and Diane, long-time volunteers at the Branford Community Dining Room, recognized the need for temporary food delivery to North Branford residents who are temporarily home bound.
"The Branford Community Dining Room has had this service for a long time," said Alice, "but increasing demand has made it impossible for them to serve the North Branford community."
To address this need, the Northford and North Branford Congregational churches, the Northford and North Branford Women's Clubs, VNA Community Health Care, the North Branford Rotary, the North Branford Senior Center and volunteers well-known to the community, the NB Food Delivery program have begun preparing and delivering two meals a week to eligible residents.
The efforts of these community members has given a great start to a program that is sure to service the community for years to come.For further information, to volunteer or donate, call Alice Lehr at 203-488-7126. If you are in need of this program or would like to make a referral, please contact The North Branford Senior Center and speak with Judy Barron at 203-315-6017.