Cape Coral family helping to pick up groceries for the elderly

Helping to pick-up groceries for elderly
Posted at 11:49 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 00:01:43-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — In a time where people are swarming to their local grocery stores to stock up on necessities.

We often forget the members of our community who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

One good samaritan in Cape Coral is making sure the elderly get their share of groceries too.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the state of Florida, "people are really starting to freak out as far as what are they going to do, ” said Christine Miller.

As people flock to grocery stores, and staff are struggle to keep up with demand, the most vulnerable are often left to fend for themselves.

“I noticed that there were a lot of, not too many elderly patients, but the ones that were out you could tell that they were very scared, ” said Miller.

Christine Miller and her family own Snook Hut Bait and Tackle in Cape Coral, and have decided to alleviate the stress that comes with grocery shopping for elderly or people with underlying health conditions.

“Go pick up what they need, hopefully, it is in the stores, but if not we can reach out to other organizations and hopefully get the things that they are looking for, ” said Miller.

People are urged to make a list of necessities to last them for several weeks.

“Frozen meals, meats that you know are going to last you a little while, canned soups,” said Miller.

She says difficult times like these are all about lending a helping hand.

“It is just a matter of trying to help the people in need in what is a crisis, ” said Christine Miller.

If you are in need of someone to help pick up your groceries contact Christine at 239- 257-3615.

Disclaimer: Groceries will not be paid for by the Miller family.