Canton Senior & Social Services has announced a newly formed relationship between the department and Canton Mobil.
Canton Senior & Social Services works with Canton residents of all ages to assist with applications for state and federal assistance programs; provide counseling, mediation and advocacy; provides intake services for Canton Food Bank and Canton Fuel Bank; works with local non-profit organizations and businesses in providing services and programs that enhance and make better the lives of all people in Canton.
One assistance program that benefits low income Canton residents is a voucher program, where Canton residents in need are given vouchers for food shopping or to put gas in their cars so they can get to work. Last year, Canton Senior & Social Services helped approximately 99 Canton households with assistance for food and gas through vouchers.
Joe Eisenberg, owner of Canton Mobil, became aware of this program after a Canton resident who had a gas voucher to be used at another gas station accidentally walked into his station. Joe provided the necessary gas to the woman and inquired about the voucher prior to reaching out to Senior & Social Services. Joe enjoys giving back to the community and has offered to even provide gas to residents in need who have the vouchers at a discounted rate of 5 cents off each gallon.
“I am truly excited to partner with Canton Mobil in an effort to best serve our clients. We have had outstanding relationships with businesses that accept our vouchers and don’t mind working with the town,” said Claire Cote, Director of Senior & Social Services for the town of Canton. “Having the ability to work with a gas station that is close in proximity and will provide this discount is going to be beneficial for clients as well who are in desperate need of gas”
Senior & Social Services already has relationships with Scott’s Mobil of Avon, Shoprite of Canton, and Marandino’s of New Hartford. If you have a business that would like to get involved in helping Canton residents in need, please feel free to contact Claire at (860) 693-5811.