Roberts Fresh Market shoppers get to shop with purpose this April. Customers will get a chance to support senior members of Jefferson Council on Aging with donations at check-out.
Jefferson Council on Aging (JCOA) gives purpose to seniors with social activities at their centers. “If not for my senior center, I would stay at home and watch the four walls”, states a long time member. Executive Director Al Robichaux adds, Many of our members live alone and truly depend on our services to allow them to live with dignity in their homes”.
Roberts Fresh Market stores in Metairie (5016 West Esplanade Ave) and Lakeview (135 Robert E Lee) will offer donation slips to all shoppers during the month of April. Customers can choose to add any amount in one-dollar denominations to their bill. Many can elect to round up to one home delivered meal at $7 or any amount to allow us to reach seniors on wait lists or who are undeserved because of limited funding.
“We hope that shoppers will remember the needs of our seniors as they shop this spring for their family gatherings and holiday events“, states Marcelle Robert Connick, of Roberts Fresh Market.
Jefferson Council on Aging (JCOA), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, empowers, guides and supports the seniors of Jefferson Parish to age with dignity and independence in the place and manner of their choice. Services include social engagement and wellness activities at the 10 senior centers, home delivered meals, transportation, senior employment, home health services and assistance in age related issues. Donations will help sustain these essential programs and services and meet the needs of the growing senior population.
Roberts Fresh Market is a local family owned full service grocer within the Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas. Roberts prides itself as a neighborhood market that responds to needs with high quality locally sourced produce, gourmet and specialty items, catering and prime cuts of meat.
For more information about Jefferson Council on Aging log onto the website: www.jcoa.net or call 504-888-5880. For more information about Roberts Fresh Market log onto their website: www.robertfreshmarket.com or call 504-282-3428.