July 23, 2014

Serving the seven-county metro area of Minneapolis-St Paul Minnesota

Store to Door featured in the Southwest Metro Magazine blog

Store To Door’s partnership with Aurora Jewelers was recently featured in the Southwest Metro Magazine blog.
Read it here.

Grocery Shopping with Purpose

This article appeared on the Wooddale Church website here.

Carol D. has severe arthritis in her ankles and uses an oxygen tank. She was in pain after each grocery store trip and worried that she wouldn’t have enough oxygen with her when she left the house. She heard about a service called Store to Door that would do her grocery shopping and deliver the food. Now as a client she comments, “They all are so helpful. No more worrying about running out of oxygen, no more 2-3 days of ankle pain. Store To Door people are very friendly and helpful. They have made my life so much easier, less stressful and less painful.”

Store To Door shops for and delivers groceries directly into the kitchens of homebound elderly. They seek to enhance opportunities for aging adults to live independently. For many older adults, they are able to manage their home and prepare their own meals but struggle with grocery shopping due to various health and mobility issues. Wooddale Worldwide partners and supports Store To Door as a part of our Community Outreach strategy.

Store To Door volunteer shoppers at Cub Foods

Store To Door Volunteer Order Taker and Wooddale Church member Karen Greeninger says, “I have elderly parents that I shop for and being able to stay in their home is huge. This service enables people to do that.”

Store To Door serves anyone over the age of 60 in the seven county metro area. Clients live in single family homes, apartments, condos and in assisted living facilities with varied income levels. Groceries are delivered every two weeks by friendly delivery drivers, who bring the groceries directly into the kitchen and put the groceries away if requested. Clients may give a contribution toward the cost of delivering their groceries, which is based on their self-reported income.

Store To Door serves over 1,300 clients per year because of the dedicated volunteers. Each year over 550 volunteers work with Store To Door’s small staff. About 250 volunteers grocery shop for the clients at one of five Cub Foods locations Tuesday through Friday mornings. These dedicated volunteers provide excellent service by picking out exactly what the clients want and need. Gwenn Larson, another Store To Door volunteer and Wooddale Church member notes, “I am just as busy as everyone else. Finding a volunteer opportunity that I could do once a week before work fit right into my schedule and does not conflict with other activities. And I know where just about everything is at a Cub store!”

Store To Door’s group of Volunteer Order Takers volunteer from their home on days, evenings or weekends, calling clients to take their order and entering it into an online ordering system. Karen Greeninger notes, “As a caller, you develop a relationship with very nice people who appreciate your service.”

To learn more about Store to Door’s services or volunteer opportunities, please contact the office at 651-642-1892 or visit the website at www.storetodoor.org.

“Here and Now” Mentions Store To Door

Store To Door featured in the Macalester-Plymouth United Church of ChristHere and Now” publication.

Store To Door Featured on Blogunteer

We were very pleased to have a very nice post written about us on The Blogunteer, a blog dedicated to “…inspiring volunteerism by highlighting the many organizations already out there making a difference and individuals who give their time. Organizations most likely to be profiled are not well known nationally and/or have a unique story about their founding.”

Written by Stacy Pearson, a woman who says she’s been volunteering since she was a child. Her motivation? “In recent years I have learned about many great organizations that seem to be hidden gems. I created this blog to give organizations a place to be recognized and shared. I also enjoy profiling volunteers so they can be recognized for their amazing work and to inspire volunteering.

Stacy’s post about Store To Door is here.