Senior Shopping Program
Catholic Charities Senior Shopping Program is in need of volunteer food shoppers for homebound seniors in Union County, New Jersey. Once a week the volunteer receives a shopping list for the senior from the Program Manager. The volunteer shops at the ACME in Clark. A cashier at ACME rings up the grocery order. The volunteer delivers the groceries and the store receipt to the senior's home or apartment building. The senior writes a check out to ACME for the order. The volunteer brings the senior's check back to ACME and is finished with their assignment for the day.
This program has been a lifesaver for many frail elderly and for seniors who have health risks. The seniors are so grateful to the volunteers for providing this essential food service.
About Catholic Charities
505 South Avenue East, Cranford, NJ 07016, US
Catholic Charities as a ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark participates in the Church's social mission by recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of all people and responding with sincere Christian compassion to the corporeal needs of the poor and marginalized. The service of Catholic Charities is inspired by faith in Jesus Christ, Sacred Scripture, and the continuing exposition of Catholic social teaching. Catholic Charities strives to assist individuals in need, strengthen families and provide those it serves with an experience of God's mercy.
It is the purpose of Catholic Charities to support and advance the mission of charity and justice in the Archdiocese of Newark. Catholic Charities seeks to build the human assets of the communities it serves (Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties) through the compassionate delivery of innovative social service, behavioral health, and education programs.
Last year Catholic Charities served over 70,000 people in need. Catholic Charites has over 75 programs in 30 locations throughout the four county area. Catholic Charities provides services that are of the highest quality, efficiently administered and demonstrably needed by the communities it serves.
During the past several months of the Covid19 pandemic, Catholic Charities has provided many essential services to the community and remained open throughout to assist those in need