Ready, set, shop. Store to Door celebrated the expansion of its program and weekly service to the Beaverton Town Square Fred Meyer with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Miss Washington County, Shivali Kadam, along with the organization's partners at Fred Meyer, Store to Door board members and volunteers.
Since 1989, Store to Door has supported independent living for Portland area senior citizens and people with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. When the program began, five volunteers shopped for twenty-five local seniors. Now, 28 years later, approximately 160,000 deliveries have been made. With the support of more than 950 volunteers, Store to Door is expected to serve at least 635 clients with more than 9,700 deliveries in 2017.
The celebration happened on Wednesday, July 26.
A partner with Fred Meyer since 1990, Store to Door currently operates out of its Hollywood store and shops for approximately 240 clients per week.
"We are getting too big for one store," Program Manager Cindi Fuller said. "We want to get food out of the grocery carts, through the checkout lines and into the homes of our clients as quickly as possible. A second store will allow us to recruit more volunteers and streamline our deliveries for efficiency."
Store to Door will begin by filling 50 to 60 orders per week at the Beaverton Fred Meyer, enlisting the help of 50 volunteers. The organization's goal is to reach 1,000 clients by 2020, and this expansion is an important step in making that vision possible, according to Amanda Olson, Store to Door volunteer and outreach manager.
For more information, visit StoreToDoorofOregon.org.