Brown Bag Elder Food Program

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Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.

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Assist with the assembly of "brown bags" that are filled with free groceries for low-income elders. This program operates 2 times a month during the work week (once in Tewksbury, once in Haverhill). Volunteers are needed to help out for a few hours at each site. Start times are 7:30am, finishing up around 10:00/11:00 am

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About Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.

Location:

360 Merrimack St., Bldg. # 5, Lawrence, MA 01843, US

Mission Statement

The mission of ESMV is to insure that a choice of programs and services is available and accessible to meet the diverse needs and changing lifestyles of older adults. We believe that home based care, community support services and assisted living programs maintain the dignity of human life by promoting and encouraging the maximum independence of the people they are designed to serve.

Description

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. (ESMV) is a private, non-profit corportation established in 1974 by a group of citizens throughout the Merrimack Valley who were committed to developing programs and services for elders. The Agency is governed by a policymaking Board that oversees the management of the Agency. Members are a blend of representatives from Councils on Aging and At Large members from communities in our area with 51% of members over the age of 60.

ESMV has become a leader in creating services, programs and opportunities for older adults. As an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP), the Agency receives state funding to provide services designed to maintain an elder's independence at home and in the community. ESMV is also the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA), receiving federal funding to fund community services and provide information and referral to elders, families and the community. The Agency also receives funding from a variety of grants, foundations and fund raising efforts and matching funds from local communities.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

280 Merrimack St.Suite 400Lawrence, MA 01843

(42.7029,-71.15047)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Start time is 7:30 am; end time around 10:00/11:00
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds

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