MORRISTOWN, NJ - A program, through the Morris County Office on Aging, Disabilities and Community Program along with Jersey Cares, will now provide volunteers to grocery shop for older or disabled residents in Morris County. 

"The program will keep persons most vulnerable to COVID-19 out of harms way in supermarkets and other food markets", said officials

To be eligible, participants must be either over age 60 or be disabled and between ages 18-to-59 and in need of shopping assistance, they said.

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Consumers can call the ADRC hotline at 973-285-6848 or 1-800-564-4656, and request volunteer shopper assistance. Volunteers have been vetted by Jersey Cares and are ready to serve Morris County residents.

“We are very glad to have county government partner with Jersey Cares in this important response to the COVID-19 crisis, which has especially impacted our older and disabled populations here in Morris County,’’ said Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, the county governing board’s liaison on social services issues.

Program participants are required to provide contact information, a grocery list, and a maximum budget for each shopping trip. More specific program information will be provided when participants call for the service.

To volunteer for the new grocery shopping program, and for more information on Jersey Cares, visit https://www.jerseycares.org/

For more information on Morris County government programs for seniors and disabled county residents, visit: https://hs.morriscountynj.gov/adv/

 

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