Food Outreach

Gator Grocery Center

Student-run volunteer grocery shopping service that delivers food/goods directly to the homes of UF Health employees. 

Contact: Coby Blumberg (coby.blumberg@gmail.com) and Spencer Blumberg (sblumberg@ufl.edu). 


Free Grocery Store (Civic Media Center)

Looking for 2-3 dedicated volunteers that have access to reliable transportation. 
Volunteers will be asked to deliver groceries to homebound individuals twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday starting around 3 p.m. Deliveries will be grouped based on geographic area (volunteers will be assigned to a specific area of town). Total delivery time may vary based upon supply and demand, but will usually take about 1-2 hours.  

Contact: Coby Blumberg (coby.blumberg@gmail.com). 


Eldercare

Eldercare of Alachua currently has a great need for meal delivery drivers. The program serves breakfast and lunch to ~500 elderly throughout the Alachua county area. As a delivery driver, you will be responsible for transporting 16-20 pre-packaged meals to homes along a designated route. The meals will be ready for pickup at Eldercare of Alachua around 10-10:30 AM Monday through Friday. The time commitment per day is estimated at 2 hours which may vary based on route assignment. Volunteers will be provided with masks each day and required to wear them throughout the delivery process. Many of the recipients will have no-contact deliveries with specific areas for meals to be left such as a basket on the front porch. Eldercare of Alachua is flexible with scheduling and will accept volunteers even with minimal time commitments. Thank you for considering this project, the elderly will certainly be grateful for your service.

Contact: Coby Blumberg (coby.blumberg@gmail.com). 


Farm Share Food Outreach

Food has been distributed to over 40,000 individuals and 10,000 households through Farm Share events. Their goal is to reach 100,000 by the end of the summer and possibly beyond. Every Friday volunteers arrive at 6:30am at the Alachua County Fairgrounds and food distribution starts from 9am-12pm or until food is gone.

Contact: Coby Blumberg (coby.blumberg@gmail.com).