PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – There’s a new service that’s helping elderly members of the community who can’t leave their homes to grocery shop.
The service is called “Shopping Angels.”
Just two and a half weeks ago this service was started by a medical student in Nevada.
Volunteers are matched with a client in need and the volunteer grocery shops for the client.
Kristen Perhamus is leading the organization in Rhode Island.
Perhamus said, “So with the COVID–19 I think more than ever, those who are elderly or immune-compromised don’t feel as safe being out in public around others, especially at places like grocery stores or drug stores… so this service offers them peace of mind by having somebody go and retrieve those things that they at this time just don’t feel comfortable being out and getting themselves.”
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit the “Shopping Angels” Instagram page for additional information on how to apply.