In October, Citizens For A Better Grand Bay received a $18,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council (RC&D) Community Development Grant program. The grant was used to purchase a car for the Homebound Meal Delivery Program at the Grand Bay St Elmo Senior Center
The 2018 Hyudai Tucson will allow the Senior Center staff and Bob Hodges our Homebound Meal Delivery Coordinator, to continue delivering meals to homebound and disabled senior citizens 60 years and older in the Grand Bay and St Elmo communities for many years.
The daily meals are provided by the Area Agency on Aging through the Title III Senior Nutrition program. Other funding for the delivery program is provided by a Community Block Development Grant through Mobile County. The meals are packaged and delivered by the Senior Center staff and volunteers and the program is managed by Citizens For A Better Grand Bay.
The Senior Center Site Director, Diana Ankney, stated that at the present time, the meal delivery program has a waiting list for delivery clients, but she is taking applications for future meal delivery service. The delivery route is limited by time and distance.
RC&D has been a benefactor for many programs in Grand Bay area including assisting with the purchase of the Senior Center Van used to transport Seniors to the Center on Hwy 90 and most recently numerous grants for the Grand Bay Library Project.
For more information on the Gulf Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council (RC&D) and their projects please visit their website at https://www.gulfcoast-rcd.org/
For more information on the Grand Bay Senior Center contact Diana Ankney at 251-865-4010.