STEAP grant provides funds to renovate Senior Center kitchen

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The Town announces the recent award of a grant from the State to renovate the Senior Center kitchen facilities. The grant is provided through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), which delivers grants to small towns for capital projects.

The Center offers its 1,100 members a wide range of services and a variety of innovative programs.

The Granby Senior Center kitchen was built in 2001 and there have been no renovations since then. The STEAP funds will be used to upgrade the 22-year-old kitchen to commercial grade status, allowing for greater usage opportunities. Currently, the limitations of the equipment do not permit full meal preparation on-site, per the local health district. Meals are prepared off-site and reheated on-site.

Upgrades will allow the Senior Center to partner with local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to prepare meals using locally grown produce. Thanks to a partnership with the Granby Community Fund, the Center was donated CSA shares through the Holcomb Farm Fresh Access Program. This program provided fresh fruit and vegetables to over 100 members a week, for 20 straight weeks.

For more information or updates on the project, please contact Sandy Yost, Director of Human Services, visit, or check in on the Town of Granby Senior Center Facebook page. Renovations are expected to begin in the spring 2024.