"Roving pantry and meals on wheels have helped me maintain my independence.... I don't know what I would do without them..."
Grocery Shopping and Delivery Service
Maintaining adequate nutrition can be a challenge as we grow older. Grocery shopping is a challenge for people who have mobility limitations or vision impairments. The Roving Pantry is a grocery shopping and delivery service that helps homebound people age 60 years + who are able to prepare simple meals on their own, remain independent and in their own homes. It offers peace of mind to friends and family members concerned about a loved one’s access to fresh food. Clients call in their orders, then the Roving Pantry staff shops for the orders and delivers to clients. When coupled with the Meals on Wheels program Senior Services helps meet 100% of the daily nutritional needs for homebound seniors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible?
Roving Pantry delivery service is available to homebound people age 60 + who cannot shop for themselves and have no one else to shop for them. Roving Pantry services can be particularly helpful for people recovering from surgery or illness and who cannot venture out of their homes until recovery is complete.
Is there a cost for the service?
Clients pay for the groceries upon delivery with cash, check or Vision Card. A service charge for deliveries based on a sliding scale fee is assigned and does not exceed $5.
How do I apply?
Application and eligibility screenings are typically completed over the phone. Service can usually start within a week of application. If determined eligible, the applicant can place an order on the next scheduled order day. Deliveries are scheduled according to address. Call 267-4378 for more information.