In partnership with Giant Foods, Harris Teeter and Safeway, Senior Services of Alexandria provides a grocery shopping and delivery program to seniors who are 60+ living in the City of Alexandria. Through the Groceries to Go Program, screened volunteers deliver groceries year-round, every other week. Groceries are ordered based off the grocery recipient’s personal shopping list. There are no delivery fees, and no minimum order requirements.
At this time (during the pandemic), volunteers deliver groceries to the client’s front door. Through this program, SSA volunteers provide a vital link to the community and outside world for seniors who otherwise have limited mobility. This program is an important addition to SSA’s larger Senior Nutrition Program, with the intent of increasing senior safety, health and nutrition.
To be eligible, you must be a resident of the City of Alexandria, be at least 60 years old, and have a debit, credit, or EBT card. If you or someone you know is interested in the Groceries to Go Program, contact Sandy Freedman at (703) 836-4414, ext. 119. You can also download a flyer about the program by clicking G2G.
If you would like to volunteer to make a difference in a senior’s life or know of a senior who could benefit from the Groceries to Go Program, please contact SSA directly at (703) 836-4414, ext. 119. All volunteers receive an individualized, 30-minute training by SSA staff. Additionally, volunteers must undergo a background check with a $25 fee. We prefer at least a six-month commitment from volunteers.
To download a volunteer application, click below: