Volunteers Needed to Help Get Food to Darien Elderly, Homebound During COVID-19 Crisis

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Darien police helped deliver food to homebound Darien seniors on Monday afternoon, but the town is looking for volunteers to do that in future days. Can you help? Here’s an announcement from Darien Police Department on Facebook. It includes an announcement from Marcella Rand at the Darien Senior Center:

This afternoon, Darien Police Officers volunteered to deliver essential food items and supplies to homebound Darien seniors who simply should not be out and about during the COVID-19 threat. In collaboration with Palmer’s Market, Darien Human Services, and the Mather Center, Darien officers are taking time during their shifts to pick up phoned in orders from Palmer’s Market, and to deliver to those in need.

Grocery Bag Palmer's Market

How Darien Supermarkets Are Helping Vulnerable Shoppers During the COVID-19 Epidemic

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Stop and Shop announced days ago that its stores would be open solely to seniors in the very early hours of each day. Palmer’s Market in Darien also announced curbside and delivery service for people who need it. On Wednesday, Whole Foods Market announced its stores were also taking steps to keep their stores safer for shoppers. Trader Joe’s has stopped all food sampling in its stores and changed its hours to give staff more time to make sure stores are well-sanitized. Here’s a rundown:
Whole Foods Market: 8 to 9 AM for 60+ Seniors
“Starting on Wednesday, March 18, all Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada will service customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the general public, under the new adjusted hours posted on the store’s web page,” the company announced on its website.