MADISON – The Madison Senior Shopping Network is now available for Madison’s senior citizens and other vulnerable members of our community.  This grassroots, all-volunteer group is ready to help seniors avoid grocery stores to help protect them from COVID-19.

This is a no-contact and free delivery service for grocery shopping and basic errands.  Seniors can send an email to: MadisonSeniors2020@gmail.com or call 1-800-337-0236 with a request and include:

  • Your name and address
  • Your phone number
  • Your grocery list or what you need help with (be as specific as possible)
  • The date you would like your delivery, if you have a preference

 

A volunteer will reach out by phone or email to coordinate the details of the request and seniors can either leave a check for the volunteers or they (or a loved one) can use electronic payment tools to reimburse the volunteer for the cost of groceries.

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Paula Notari, co-founder of the group, stated: “At these challenging times, we want to ensure that our seniors have the peace of mind to avoid the grocery store, while also getting the supplies they need.  Our group of volunteers are ready to help and we encourage seniors and other vulnerable members of our community to reach out and ask for help.”

The Senior Shopping Network has been doing outreach through phone and mailings to let seniors know about the service.  There are more than 70 volunteers in the group.  To volunteer, email MadisonSeniors2020@gmail.com. 

Co-founder Maria Slabaugh observed, “This volunteer service came together in a matter of days, which is a testament to the kind of community Madison is.  Even if a senior doesn’t need help now, we’ve already heard how reassuring it is for them to know we are here to help if they need it.”

For more information, please email MadisonSeniors2020@gmail.com or call 1-800-337-0236.