Help your Senior Neighbor in Akron - Newstead be Healthy: Deliver Food!

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Hearts and Hands

Companion Visits

YOU can help your neighbor today with only an hour a month. Help deliver food to your neighbor from the Akron-Newstead food pantry and promote better health, nutrition, and overall well-being. You can be the bright moment in someone's day.

  • Assignments are for the first Tuesday of Every Month.
  • You pick up the pantry bags and deliver to our clients. 6- 12 bags per month.
  • Should take you about an hour 1 Tuesday per month, great for people who drive in the snow.
  • Training and coordination by Hearts and Hands professional staff
  • Volunteer Liability Insurance and Mileage reimbursement available through Hearts and Hands
  • No set long-term commitments
  • All food is pre-assembled by the Food Pantry

It’s easy to get started, just attend a training with your local office, submit your background check, and about two weeks after that you can start your meaningful experience with Hearts and Hands.

Help your Akron neighbor today!

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About Hearts and Hands


1412 Sweet Home Road, Suite 12, AMHERST, NY 14228, US

Mission Statement

Hearts and Hands: Faith in Action connects older Americans, those with health concerns, and their care givers in underserved communities with trained volunteers to uphold their dignity to improve quality of life to enhance their ability to live in their home of choice.


Hearts and Hands is a not-for-profit, neighbor-helping-neighbor organization which pairs volunteers with older, frail, and physically challenged adults for door through door transportation and non-medical in-home support. The organization, founded in 2003, provides services to underserved areas in Western New York. Our program is a best efforts and no charge delivery of services. Our focus is on services that enhance nutritional status, foster socialization, increase physical activity, and provide access to medical, dental and other health services. If we cannot provide a requested service, we will refer that request to an agency that is able to meet the need. We work closely with the Alzheimer Association, Meals on Wheels, the Erie Co. Dept. of Senior Services, the local first responders and other area service providers. Currently, the organization serves the areas of Akron-Newstead, Alden, Clarence, Kenmore, Tonawanda, Holland, Marilla, Wales and the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. Hearts and Hands is expanding into Lockport, Amherst, and Boston, NY. Its central offices are at 1412 Sweet Home Road in Amherst, NY. For information, call (716) 406-8311.


Tue Feb 04, 2020 - Tue Dec 01, 2020
09:30 AM - 12:15 PM  


1412 Sweet Home RoadGetzville, NY 14068



  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • once a month
  • motor-vehicle check and criminal background check

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