Woman Starts Doing Grocery Runs for Older Neighbors to Reduce Their Exposure to the Coronavirus

Article Link: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/grocery-runs-for-seniors-during-coronavirus/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

If you need to work from home because of the COVID-19 virus, maybe you’d like to get an inspirational jolt by taking some time to help your elderly neighbors—which is exactly what this North Carolina woman did. Becky Hoeffler who works at Duke University, was talking to her grandfather on the phone when he mentioned that he was going out grocery shopping. She was concerned for him because the elderly population is most at-risk of catching the novel coronavirus, but he lives in New Jersey so she couldn’t help out. That’s when she got the idea to make grocery runs for her senior neighbors, in lieu of helping her grandpa.