Home delivery service benefits homebound seniors and their family

February 1, 2022

Like many seniors, Betty and her husband have found simple tasks – like getting to the grocery store – have become quite daunting. Over the years, these Bear residents have noticed some physical limitations slowing them down. “We’re both in our late 70s, and we don’t like to go out and drive,” she said. “We both have health issues, and our reflexes are not that good.”

So, when she read in a newspaper about the Food Bank of Delaware’s home delivery service to those who need it, Betty called. Rather than drive and deal with the anxiety they felt in traffic, they had been relying on their daughter to do grocery shopping for them.

Betty – and her husband too – believe he’s more physically limited than she when it comes to getting out into traffic. But she’s always been a stay-at-home mom with their three children, and is the primary caretaker for their son, now 54, who lives with them. “He always has to have someone here with him,” Betty explained.

This family has been pleased their food is dropped off each week by Amazon Flex drivers. “It’s so helpful they bring it to our home. If we go to the store, there may not be any riding carts, and our daughter can’t always help us. We have enjoyed the delivery,” she said.

To learn more about home delivery programming at the Food Bank of Delaware, please click here.

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