CAST, town team up to give local produce to seniors

(Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
(Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Southold seniors will get the gift of greens this summer thanks to a new partnership between the town and the nonprofit Community Action Southold Town.

The initiative, “Gert’s Greens,” was made possible through a $10,000 grant from Metabolic Studio of Los Angeles. It was developed with the help of CAST and aims to improve nutrition for residents who use the Senior Services Department’s existing meals program.

The program was created in memory of Gertrude Lenahan, a former meal recipient, and will enable the Human Resource Center to purchase produce for meals and home delivery. Seniors who participate in the town’s program will also be taken to farm stands and given “Gert’s Green Bucks” coupons to buy their own fruits and vegetables.

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