LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Thanks to a very generous donation from the Perlman family, owners of Ocean State Job Lots, the staff at JGS LIfecare were treated to free groceries, in an expression of gratitude for their commitment to the care of our frail elders, especially in these unprecedented times.
Over the course of the past two days, all JGS Lifecare employee have been invited to stop in our temporary grocery store and farmer’s market, located in the Nirenberg Administration Building and its adjacent parking lot, on the JGS Lifecare campus. Each staff member filled 3 bags of dry goods and 2 bags of fresh produce to take home to their families. Staff selected from tall displays of peanuts, peanut butter, chicken broth, stuffing, turkey gravy, sweet and spicy baked beans, canned pineapple, and boxes loaded with organic lettuces and tomatoes, tangerines and bananas, avocados, zucchini, apples, grapes, grapefruit, asparagus, potatoes and onions. It was a shopper’s delight and staff were so appreciative of the generous gesture of support.
Ellie Riberio, a nurse at the Leavitt Family Jewish Home for four years, commented, “When I got the text last night that JSG was giving us 5 bags of groceries I was in shock. I so much appreciate it. It helps me and my family out tremendously. The staff here has been wonderful throughout this ordeal that we’re going through. I cannot express how grateful I am for all that they’re doing to help us.”
“Our staff is remarkable,” commented Adam Berman, President of JGS LIfecare. “They come to work each and every day to care for our most vulnerable seniors, many leaving their children at home with the additional costs of child care. Their kids are snacking all day so we know that this free food will be of great benefit to them and it is a wonderful way for us to express our appreciation for all that they are doing for our residents. We are continually seeking ways to show our gratitude and support during these trying times. We are indebted to the Perlman family for making this possible.”