The Atlanta Regional Fee (ARC) has offered Fayette Senior Providers, Inc. (FSS), a 501 (c)(three) nonprofit group, funding in direction of increasing their meal supply companies to seniors in our group for Coronavirus aid. As a part of the Households First Coronavirus Response Act, ARC has awarded $63,652.89 in federal pandemic aid funds to FSS for offering senior companies in Fayette County.
This can permit FSS to increase the variety of older adults receiving nutritious meals who’re liable to meals insecurity. These funds should not a part of FSS’ annual home-delivered meals price range and won’t be used in direction of their common Meals On Wheels shoppers.
This act was authorized by Congress in response to the financial impacts of the continued Covid-19 pandemic and was distributed amongst ARC companions in ten counties all through the metro Atlanta space. FSS will allocate a majority of the funds in direction of new home-delivered meal shoppers and one other portion will probably be used towards their congregate meal program. These funds will permit them to offer round 400 to 500 meals monthly as the suitable candidates are recognized.
All through this pandemic, FSS has continued to offer meals for seniors in want, and the funding will assist them proceed to take action the rest of the yr as wants could improve attributable to Covid-19. As FSS begins their reopening in phases, Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson shares his enthusiasm for the companies they supply.
“Fayette County is worked up about restarting our senior companies,” Rapson mentioned. “We’re wanting ahead to seeing our seniors’ smiling faces whereas protecting their well being and security a high precedence.”
Every year, FSS and a workforce of devoted volunteers ship over 56,000 meals to greater than 300 homebound and semi-homebound older adults who reside all through Fayette County. This effort is a dynamic partnership between the nationwide community of native applications and the companies, organizations, governments, and volunteers who contribute generously to their communities. To make a distinction within the lives of others, be part of our workforce of Meals On Wheels volunteers! Collectively, we are able to ship a distinction!
For over 4 many years, Fayette Senior Providers, Inc. (FSS), a non-profit 501(c)(three) group, has been making a significant distinction within the emotional, social, and bodily well-being of older adults.
Contact Carrie Bittinger, Meals On Wheels Coordinator, at 770-461-0813 or email@example.com to be taught extra about Meals On Wheels or if you are interested in turning into a Meals On Wheels volunteer.
For extra data on Fayette Senior Providers, go to www.fayss.org or name 770-461-0813. Fayette Senior Providers is a proud member of Meals On Wheels America.