Deliver Food to a Senior

Many seniors are continuing to self-isolate in their homes. Delivering food, groceries or meals can help them stay safe and healthy at home.
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Many seniors and other high-risk groups are self-isolating to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. But everyone needs access to healthy and nutritious meals. Helping seniors with food delivery is one way to support vulnerable populations in your community.

5 Food Delivery Options for Seniors

  1. Shop for them. If you’re still going grocery shopping, offer to pick up groceries for a senior, too.
  2. Meal delivery service. Meal delivery services can help simplify cooking and make it easier to eat nutritious meals. Help a senior set up a meal delivery service or give them a subscription as a gift.
  3. Home cooked meals. Make and deliver a home cooked meal. You can also make several meals in bulk and freeze them. Having healthy frozen meals on hand may be particularly helpful for seniors who live alone.
  4. Curbside Pick Up or Delivery. Many services and stores offer these services. If a senior can’t set this up themselves, help them do it. They may not be aware that the service is in their area.
  5. Restaurant delivery. Many restaurants are offering free delivery. Treat a neighbor or friend to a meal at home from their favorite local restaurant.

Meals on Wheels also operates in many areas. This could be another option for seniors who need access to healthy meals.

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Renee’
4 Kind Acts Completed

I have been delivering food through out the coronavirus. To all in need . I’ve called many different states to check on seniors who have been inside since this all started to check on their well being and give them hope and compassion ship through these rough times. I’ve found out information that would help with Bill’s and medical problems as well as mailing out naked goods placing little notes and complements inside the boxes. And will continue these thing until everyone can restart our lives again.🙂🙏🙏🙂

Debbie
2 Kind Acts Completed

I have been shopping for 2 seniors, even before the COVID-19 virus & will continue to do so as long as I am able. It is such a blessing to me!

Chun
1 Kind Act Completed

I can do this very well

Lynn
2 Kind Acts Completed

Am doing this (buying food, making meals, for my own mother in law. I guess I could contact my church to see if someone else could use my help. Will be doing virtual Church Saturday so will ask.
Thank you for the great ideas for how to help. I dont always comment or answer but I am reading and trying to implement. Most of these ideas mot foreign to me, but great reminders!

Sandra
5 Kind Acts Completed

I went to my neighbors house and took her to the community senior to help her get delivery’s.she had three strokes and does not have the use of her left side. I also cook for her from time to time.before all this . I have lived next to this women and a guy also cook for him ever night. It’s a blessing . I love helping I’m 62 so I know how they feel living alone and not being able to take care of yourself. I give all the praise and glory to our Heavenly Father he sends me out.

Lisa
0 Kind Acts Completed

Take them over something to eat and tell them they will be ok 💕💕

Stephanie
10 Kind Acts Completed

I’ve been shopping & delivering for my previous neighbor. He’s all alone (wife died last year)

Sue
31 Kind Acts Completed

Have been doing this for my mother-in-law even before the virus, but now even more so. Occasionally she will take advantage of “senior” hours at a couple of nearby stores to get out of the house and interact with someone besides family.

Sandra
5 Kind Acts Completed

If there is anyone in the mt.vernon ga. Area I can help please send me info. [email protected]. I am Sandra Lane

Lynn
2 Kind Acts Completed

I like the recommendation to use positive words and signs for encouragement. In keeping with Proverbs 16:24
“Kind words are like honey…enjoyable and helpful.” Actually 16:21-24.
Is easier to ask for help to try to remember to say kind words than to stop saying the wrong unkind negative words..we get into such bad habits. That is why this is a good site. Best to teach NEW , better habits then we won’t have time to practice the bad ones!

Heidi
9 Kind Acts Completed

Delivered meals for 89 yr old widow next door

Jeffrey
0 Kind Acts Completed

I am a senior receiving treatment for recurring prostate cancer, unemployed and have no source of income. I applied for unemployment & the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance bit was denied. I have tried seekIng assistance but have either been denied or not heard back from anyone.
I attempted to make arrangements with PECO. The best they could offer was $228 beginning in June. After making payment arrangements I received a letter from PECO demanding an immediate payment in order to confirm the agreement. I don’t know how I’m going to meet the monthly $228 let alone make an immediate payment to confirm the arrangement.
My HVAC system does not seem to be working as it should. I had a service call last week for $736, and was informed it needed to be replaced at an estimated cost of $11,000.
I am beside myself. The stress and anxiety have increased & worsened the side effects of the cancer treatment.
Please let me know where I might be able to get some assistance. I may be contacted at: 610-329-0090.
Thank you and G-d bless,
Jeffrey L. Riffkin

Keith
0 Kind Acts Completed

Well I can walk around I can get around but I do not have no car so I would appreciate it if you could deliver me some food at 5268 Marlboro Pike Capitol Heights Maryland ZIP code 20743 thank you

Glinda
1 Kind Act Completed

I am ready to start to get groceries

Lynda Ann Ham
2 Kind Acts Completed

I am a senior.I am 70 yrs 0ld.

Tina
1 Kind Act Completed

I am a senior I don’t have a cat

Carolyn
2 Kind Acts Completed

We’ve been shopping for several of our elderly neighbors for months! Happy to do it! 🥰

Crystal
0 Kind Acts Completed

If any one knows of someone who is need of a meal in the high point area pls leave a comment

Ellen
0 Kind Acts Completed

I have always thought about doing this service, and I am ready to start

Ramiro Vargas
1 Kind Act Completed

How can i apply

Delisa
2 Kind Acts Completed

In honor of my mother who passed away in a July 9, 2015, I love to cook homemade soup with lots of vegetables, pasta, beef or chicken.
She was born on Christmas Day. She enjoyed celebrating her birthday with family and friends and sharing my soup with them.
Adding homemade peach cobble, hot water cornbread, lots of conversation, music and laughter made the occasion extra special.
Since she passed away, I try to still fix this meal as often as I can

Janice Barclay
4 Kind Acts Completed

Daily delivery

Delisa
2 Kind Acts Completed

👀❤️sharing one my mother’s favorite meals with some of her friends, who are elderly. Mama was born on Christmas Day. For her birthday she loved for me to cook homemade soup with lots of vegetables, pasta, beef or chicken (sometimes both); peach cobbler and hot water cornbread. On Christmas Eve
would invite friends, family over to enjoy our festive meal until she passed away in honor

Linda
0 Kind Acts Completed

Hello, I know this may sound crazy but, not aware of anyone in my area that needs help.. I have been reaching out but no go… please if there anyone I can help from a distance feel free to contact me.. God Bless thoses that’s are in need..

Dawn
7 Kind Acts Completed

I shop for my mom and her neighbor weekly.

Dawn
7 Kind Acts Completed

I shop for my elderly mother and her neighbor weekly.

1 Kind Act Completed

I would like to i meals on wheels

Sharon
1 Kind Act Completed

I was out walking and came into contact with another senior citizen (like myself) and we greeted each other with a smile and wishes for a good day!
It was a brief exchange but a very pleasant one!

Terry
3 Kind Acts Completed

I ordered pizza delivered for a Senior couple.

Fred
4 Kind Acts Completed

To whom may concern,
I would like know where I can apply for the job as food delivery. Need more information. Fred M.

Fred
4 Kind Acts Completed

To whom may concern,
I got the message were you show
The job as Food delivery, what really looking is, for Second cook, or Food Prep. Or Food server. Please let me know if you have any of these jobs. Fred M.

Fred
4 Kind Acts Completed

To whom may concern,
Am trying to get into your system
But am trouble to get into your
System. If anyone get to read my
Message, please let me know a
Easy way to get into your system.
Sincerely, Fred M.

Lynda Gail
11 Kind Acts Completed

Thanks to all – know the need is great. My 93 year old mother listens to the news & lives in fear over this. We are provided for but she Is upset every time I have to leave the house. Every call & effort to help that you make to a Senior is a blessing!