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WHEAT receives funds for senior transportation

CLINTON — WHEAT Community Connections recently got a grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation as part of the Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger.
The fund is focused on projects that offer sustainable solutions addressing hunger through advocacy and programs that incorporate best practices.
According to the agency, the funds are to make the WHEAT program more accessible for elderly residents.
“This is to provide door-to-door transportation to Clinton seniors,” said Jodi Breidel, North County director for the United Way of Tri-County. “It’s a continuation of the Community Development Block Grant we had for 65 weeks that ran out. The seniors who used the service absolutely loved it, and we loved having them. It not only provides them with a meal, but a chance to get out and socialize with others. We’re excited we were able to get more funding, and we plan to continue working with the senior center to secure additional funds moving forward.”