Megan Beary Fox is leading the efforts for Shopping Angels Delaware to connect vulnerable populations to volunteers wanting to support them.
Shopping Angels is an international volunteer program founded in mid-March by Jayde Powell, an honors pre-medical student at the University of Nevada, Reno. The program is designed to provide services to people deemed especially at-risk for the novel COVID-19 virus. To help ease the anxiety and fear over this pandemic, Shopping Angels volunteer their time to deliver groceries or other shopping necessities personally, at no additional cost, to those who prefer to stay safely at home.
Shopping Angels is a program that connects volunteers to clients in need. Clients are typically high-risk individuals, including senior citizens, parents of young infants and people with heart, lung or immune conditions. The program can also deliver to individuals infected with COVID-19, but this status must be disclosed to the volunteer so both parties can exercise strict caution during the delivery.
This program began as a local effort and has now grown to more than 7,000 volunteers, across every state in the U.S., with international branches in Australia and Canada.
With the launch of its website, www.shoppingangelsglobal.org, a sponsorship program called Sponsor Angels has also launched to help connect people in need with angels who want to help provide financial assistance for groceries.
For more information, to request services, to sponsor, or to register to volunteer as a shopper and delivery driver, coordinator or both, go to www.shoppingangelsglobal.org, email shoppingangelsDE@gmail.com or call 412-347-1763.