Grocer and Volunteers Deliver To Those In Need

May 25, 2004
George Anderson

By George Anderson

As the sign on the church secretary’s desk used to read, “Working here doesn’t pay much but the benefits are out of this world.”

People at the Albertsons Food and Drug in Greeley, Colo. and the Weld Country Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) have demonstrated they understand this concept by offering
a free grocery delivery service for people who have problems with transportation or health issues.

The service works with RSVP volunteers, taking orders (a minimum of seven items) on Mondays between 4-6 p.m. Orders are delivered by Albertsons the following day.

Moderator’s Comment: Will partnership services such as that between Albertsons and RSVP become more common as the
population ages? What impact will the growing number of elderly have on supermarket and other retail channel operations?

George Anderson – Moderator

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