The Institute for Workforce Innovation (IWI) was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation to provide expanded nutrition assistance and education as well as, entrepreneurship opportunities to seniors in north central Florida. The grant will be used to provide kitchen equipment and expanded program activities at the Melrose Senior Community Center (MSCC).
Jonathan Leslie, IWI executive director said,
IWI would like to thank the Plum Creek Foundation for their continued support. Our lunch bunch program helps provide over 4,000 warm, nutritious meals per year to seniors living in the lake area and this grant will help fund improvements to our kitchen.
The IWI Melrose Senior Community Center provides hot nutritious meals and the opportunity to socialize with friends Monday through Thursday, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. The MSCC hosts nutrition education and cooking classes and demonstrations throughout the year. IWI also provides benefits screening and enrollment assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the MSCC every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. IWI is committed to enhancing the lives of seniors living in the lake area by promoting supports, services and resources that facilitate active living and aging in place.
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