City of Elizabeth “Food Provider and Transportation Map” Available Through JFS Lifelong Elizabeth Program

Elizabeth, NJ – Tom Beck, JFS of Central NJ Executive Director today announced the availability of a Food Provider and Transportation Map, (In English and Spanish)  a project completed by staff of the Lifelong Elizabeth – Age Friendly Community Initiative with funding provided by the 2018 Community Development Block Grant from the City of Elizabeth.  

Staff of the Lifelong Elizabeth Project partnered with NJTIP at Rutgers to expand upon the Transportation Guide map and link the community to 24 Food provider resources in the community.  According to Beck, “The Food Provider and Transportation Map will enable residents to know where to access food sources and how to navigate the public transportation system to get there.”

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The Food Provider and Transportation Map is available to the public through the Elizabeth libraries, senior centers, City Hall, the JFS main office and JFS Food Pantry , 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth, and via the Lifelong Elizabeth and City of Elizabeth websites.

 

Thanks to funding from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care, officials and partners throughout the City of Elizabeth are coming together to develop a livable city for all.  The Lifelong Elizabeth – Age Friendly Community Initiative is a coalition of over 35 partners including NJTIP at Rutgers, City of Elizabeth Office on Aging, Housing Authority of The City of Elizabeth, Shaping Elizabeth Coalition and The City of Elizabeth.

The Lifelong Elizabeth Team was recently interviewed on “The Mayor’s Show”, with Elizabeth’s Mayor Chris Bollwage, and discussed the Lifelong Elizabeth initiative and the availability of  The Food Provider and Transportation Map. You can view the video by accessing the link at youtube.com/watch?v=DVvoEvyN99I.

If you would to receive a copy of the Food Provider and Transportation Map, contact info@jfscentralnj.org. Contact Margaret Church or Carlos Herrera at mames@jfscentralnj.org or 908-352-8375, for further information about Lifelong Elizabeth.