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Event Supports City’s Mission to Fight Food Insecurity with Healthy Options
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (May 16, 2023) — In honor of Older Americans Month, Coral Harbor Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center and Asbury Park Senior Center are co-sponsoring a garden party centered on the fight against food insecurity and the promotion of balanced, healthy nutrition. The free-admission event on Thursday, May 25, will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring lunch, activities and educational information.
Highlights of the program – to be held at the Senior Center, 1201 Springwood Avenue – will include garden demonstrations by Interfaith Neighbors’ Kula Urban Farm. Interfaith Neighbors will also be providing maps of farmers markets that accept food stamps and have organic, healthy food. Other venders are also expected to be in attendance.
The garden party supports a push by Asbury Park to enable access to better, more nutritional food for its residents with food insecurity. The Senior Center, Coral Harbor and Interfaith Neighbors are shining a light on this initiative by supporting awareness for those who need help.
“We commend the city of Asbury Park for its efforts in providing education and awareness for those living with food insecurity,” said Pam Montemurno, regional director of market development for Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports Coral Harbor. “We are proud to see Coral Harbor spearhead this spring program, and we are excited to see the impact that this event will have on the community.”
The Asbury Park Senior Center provides the senior citizens of Asbury Park with social and recreational programs, educational seminars, and social service initiatives from the city of Asbury Park. The Senior Center also provides home visitation services, transportation, and a nutritious lunch program operated by Interfaith Neighbors.
Coral Harbor, which is located at 2050 6th Avenue in Neptune City, provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. The facility maintains a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Interfaith Neighbors, a Monmouth County organization with a mission rooted in helping vulnerable people meet life’s necessities, established its Kula Farm in 2015. The social enterprise provides on-site job training, educational programs, farm to table dinners and free fresh produce to neighbors in need.
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