The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has unanimously approved a $55,000 grant to the Jewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego in supports of JFS’ Foodmobile program.
The GHD grant will help provide nutritious meals to more than 80 frail and indigent seniors, along with several younger disabled persons, over the next year. JFS’ Foodmobile was established in 1971 to help homebound seniors remain independent in their own homes. In 1998, as a result of GHD’s support , the meal delivery program was expanded to include disabled persons, according to JFS. Founded in 1918, Jewish Family Service provides a variety of social service programs to the community on a non-sectarian, non-discriminatory basis.
The Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency in San Diego's East County region, supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego's East County region and serves as landlord of Grossmont Hospital on behalf of local taxpayers. The District, formed in 1952, is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent nearly 500,000 people residing within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County. For more information about GHD, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.
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