Often our home-bound neighbors need some Shopping and Errands done - quick trips to the grocery store or to pick up prescriptions, mail, or other necessities. These volunteers fall into two categories: one-time helpers who simply fill in when a caregiver is out of town or ill, or those who are regularly matched with a senior for weekly shopping trips. The senior makes a list, and the volunteer goes to the store. The volunteer does NOT transport the care receiver to the store.
For the safety of the neighbor and the volunteer, we suggest the senior purchase Stater Scrip from Reach Out and give that to the volunteer to pay for groceries. Stater Scrip comes in $10, $25, $50, $100, and $250 denominations. It can be used to purchase anything at Stater Bros. stores.