CLINTON – A project born out of the COVID-19 pandemic has received a donation.
During COVID, the Clinton Senior Center, 271 Church St., opened a pantry for seniors in Clinton called Stephanie’s Staples.
On Friday, August 13, the senior center let the public know that Central Mass. Agency on Aging provided a check for $ 3,000 to establish a senior citizen pantry.
According to an article posted on the Senior Center’s Facebook page, in addition to the usual basic items, this pantry will contain items specifically for the elderly.
“We will also have fresh produce and dairy products,” according to the message.
Debra Goodsell, director of the Clinton Council on Aging’s Senior Center, said Stephanie’s Staples was well received.
“The elderly were so happy that they could individually buy items without having to go to the grocery store,” Goodsell said. “It was a very warm welcome. The Central Mass. Agency on Aging supports this mission. They are also looking to provide us with fresh produce. They are such a great source of support for us.”
The “Stéphanie” of Stéphanie’s Staples is the manager of the Stéphanie Cerutti meal site. She will run the pantry.
“We will be using a space that we now use for storage as a pantry,” Goodsell said, adding, “There are some items our elders use that a regular pantry may not carry. adhesion for dentures, sugar-free items for our diabetics, heart healthy foods, etc.
“At the center, we can also see if we can help them in another way. “We are delighted to be able to help our seniors in yet another way.
Donations can be made to the Clinton Senior Center. For more information, call (978) 733-4747.