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.

Police Deliver Food to Seniors COVID-19

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Delivering food: Darien Police Officer Chris Jimenez and a member of Palmer’s Market staff

Marcy Rand of the Mather Center released the following statement this afternoon:

Palmer’s Market (203-655-2077) is offering grocery delivery to frail seniors in advanced age, homebound, or residents who are quarantined.

We need volunteers to help with “picking” to fill the orders and delivery. Please contact Marcy Rand from the Darien Senior Programs at mrand@darienct.gov if you would like to help in this effort. Volunteer times are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Those individuals who may be interested in receiving delivery please be cognizant that this service is being offered to the above compromised group. We do not want those with a strong need to be unable to receive groceries. Thank you for your cooperation!

Spearheaded by Darien Police Sergeant Keri Isaac, numerous Darien Officers have volunteered to assist with this program. The Darien Police Department would like to ensure the community that measures have been taken to make certain that our officers and those receiving deliveries remain safe, and that the customary high level of public service that our agency provides will continue and not be compromised.

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