Pat connected with Heart and Hands just as the Pandemic began in 2020. She was urged by friends to become a care receiver, as she has COPD, making it difficult to breathe and get around.
Pat requested grocery shopping and delivery to her home. Due to her physical issues, she feels safer staying out of large public places, like grocery stores. Hearts and Hands volunteers have been shopping for Pat for 2 years now. When asked about her experience, Pat enthusiastically shares “I just love the service. It frees my time for other things.” Pat prepares a handwritten, detailed grocery list, which the volunteer picks up, along with her payment card. The volunteer shops and delivers everything to Pat’s home.
Other delivery services in Western New York charge fees and require the customer to use a smart phone or computer to place an order. Neither is the case with Heart and Hands. Our services are free of charge and there is no tipping permitted. Pat continues “I am very satisfied with this service. It helps meet my nutritional needs and connects me with wonderful volunteers. I truly don’t know what I would do without this assistance, it’s been a tremendous help to me.”
Getting to a grocery store is necessary for all of us. For some seniors it is physically taxing or impossible due to lack of transportation. Our volunteers take great pride in knowing they have made someone’s life easier, by helping them get the groceries they need.
Are there members of your congregations who might want to help? Please share this story and invite them to call us at (716) 406-8311 ext. 102 or visit our web site volunteerhnh.org to sign up.