The Greater Boston Food Bank has teamed up with Hebrew SeniorLife to donate food to seniors living in a low-income housing community in Brookline.
The Greater Boston Food Bank will prepare dinners twice a month, free of charge, for residents in 104 apartments in Coolidge Corner at 112 Centre St., which is one of three buildings in Hebrew SeniorLife's Center Communities of Brookline.
In a press release announcing the partnership, Dorothy Kelly Gay, the director of senior supportive housing for Hebrew SeniorLife, said the donations will enable Hebrew SeniorLife to reallocate the funds it typically uses on monthly dinners for the residents.
“This generous donation from the good people at The Greater Boston Food Bank allows us to provide regular nutritious meals to this vulnerable population,” Kelly Gay said.
The partnership kicked off in late May, and staff from Center Communities of Brookline will deliver the bimonthly meals to homebound seniors in the building that cannot visit the common area.
Eileen O’Shea, the director of community outreach for The Greater Boston Food Bank, said the non-profit hunger-relief organization is pleased to be partnering with an organization dedicated to the local senior population.
“We hope this ongoing donation will contribute to Hebrew SeniorLife’s efforts to improve the quality of life for its residents,” O’Shea said.