Grocery delivery service a blessing for homebound seniors

November 23, 2013 

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  • ABOUT THE AGENCY

    • Address: 120 Kerr Ave. Modesto, CA 95354

    •  Phone: (209) 572-3117

    •  Website: www.interfaithmodesto.org

    •  How we help those in need:

    Healthy food pantry

    Free clothes closet

    Grocery delivery for homebound seniors, the disabled, and single parents and grandparents without transportation

    •  Individuals and/or families assisted per month:

    More than 3,000 people, including children, infants, the elderly and the disabled

    •  How a $10 donation helps:

    12 cans of soup

    One pair children’s shoes

    Milk for five families

    •  $25 donation:

    Coat and shoes for a child

    Formula for two babies

    Bread for a dozen families

    •  $50 donation:

    Winter shoes, warm clothes, and a coat for an adult

    Groceries for a homebound senior

    •  $100 donation:

    Groceries for a family of five

    Six children’s coats

    A dozen pairs of shoes for toddlers

    •  Volunteer update:

    We always have need for volunteers in our food pantry, clothing closets and warehouse, and for events. Call (209) 572-3117.

    •  One last thing:

    Nearly every home we serve has a child affected. We don’t turn anyone away if they’re hungry.

Wilda Ray Cone lives in Ralston Tower, and she’s pretty self-sufficient.

But she doesn’t get out to get groceries, and that’s where Inter-Faith Ministries of Greater Modesto comes in.

The program’s home-delivery service brings her healthy foods, produce and staples to fill her cupboards.

Last year, she even got a breast of turkey at Thanksgiving, which she said led to some wonderful sandwiches.

“I’m thankful for all of that,” Cone said. “They’ve been a blessing. Oh, my goodness, they deliver so many odds and ends. I’m so thankful to receive the monthly donation.”

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