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Store to Door supports independent living for
Portland area seniors and people with disabilities by providing a low-cost,
volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. Now in its 25th year, the agency was founded
in 1989 when people living in low-income senior housing in Northwest Portland,
too frail to shop on their own, requested assistance from the community. Many received other services, but also needed food, medications, and household items to remain healthy and in their own
homes. Today, 400+ clients in Multnomah
County and Beaverton are supported by over 500 volunteers who give thousands of
hours of service annually.
Store to Door is the only grocery service in Portland specifically designed to meet the needs of seniors and people with disabilities.
We phone our clients every week and take their order, if they have one.
If the store doesn't have an item requested, we will call from the store to offer alternatives.
Deliveries are once a week; we will even help put groceries away!
Volunteer delivery drivers spend time visiting with our clients and making sure they have the support they need.
Store to Door delivers groceries, prescription medications, postage stamps, bus tickets, toiletries and household items.
We can apply store coupon credits to orders.
We help clients utilize SNAP (Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, and can bill delivery fees to Multnomah County for clients with OPI (Oregon Project Independence) homecare entitlements.
Upon delivery, clients pay their grocery bill and delivery fee. Delivery fees are just 10% of the total grocery bill (prescriptions are not included in the calculation), with a minimum of $3 . We leverage community support to supplement the actual cost of service.
Benefits of Using Store to Door
Our service is inexpensive and reliable.
We care! Our staff and volunteers are conscientious and friendly.
We try to make sure the same order-taker and delivery-driver are assigned to the same client each week.
Our volunteers and staff reduce clients' isolation by building relationships through weekly phone calls and visits.