Medical students from the University of Alberta have recently launched an initiative to assist seniors and vulnerable populations in the Edmonton community with groceries. The services include grocery-runs, pick-ups for online orders and delivery. This is a volunteer initiative to bridge the gap of accessibility, while promoting health and safety of our community and there is no service fee or delivery fee. The drivers will be medical school volunteers who have had police and background checks done by the University of Alberta.
Community members may opt for two options through an online google form or phone:
· They place an online order at a grocery store, and the service retrieves the order and delivers it to their home.
· Community members provide a list of groceries, the service shops for the groceries, sends the community member the total cost, and then delivers to their home.
This delivery model involves a no-contact method for community members i.e. the service would either take e-transfers prior to delivering or cash in envelopes left outside the door, and deliver at the door without contact.
If you need this service, or know any members of the community who could benefit from it, here is the online order form: https://forms.gle/F5u4v1WNYh3vwoRv8
Alternatively, you can call 780-952-7101 to place an order. If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com.