TORONTO, April,22, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Canadians from coast-to-coast, front-line medical workers are tackling this dangerous disease head-on as they selflessly put themselves in the line of danger to care for the sick.
After a long shift, the last thing medical workers want to do is visit the grocery store and risk exposing shoppers to potential danger. That is why GreoceryHero was created.
GroceryHero is a free grocery delivery service for front-line medical workers that is completely volunteer driven. Volunteers can sign up on getgroceryhero.com and then are matched with a medical professional in their neighbourhood (by postal code) to help with the delivery.
“In only three weeks, GroceryHero has built a national community and has made more than 1,000 matches between medical workers and volunteers across the country,” says Matthew Lombardi of GroceryHero.
“Canada’s front-line medical workers are the true heroes during this pandemic,” says Mohamad Fakih, Founder and owner of Paramount Fine Foods. “I am proud to support GroceryHero in its efforts to engage volunteers for this great service across the country and I hope this small act will make a big difference in the lives of our medical workers.”
Once a match is made, GroceryHero connects the medical worker and volunteer through email to discuss shopping needs, drop off and payment – the delivery is free, but volunteers will be reimbursed for the price of groceries.
“As the pandemic continues and the demand for GroceryHero continues to grow, Mr. Fakih’s timely donation and experience running successful companies will help ensure we can strengthen our presence in parts of the country where we see the most demand,” says Lombardi.
To learn more about GroceryHero, please visit getgroceryhero.com