Eau Claire (WQOW)- What started as a project created by college students to help at-risk individuals get their groceries has turned into a national program, including right here in Eau Claire.
Shopping Angels is a free grocery delivery service made up of volunteers hoping to assist vulnerable populations and individuals at high risk of contracting COVID-19.
The program first started in Nevada but has now reached all 50 states, with more than 50 volunteers in Wisconsin and two in Eau Claire.
Shopping Angels operates without delivery fees or additional costs other than the price for groceries and other necessities.
The program matches volunteers with members of the community in need of assistance and delivers goods right to their doorstep in a matter of days.
Program coordinators say it's a great way for volunteers to help out others in the community who need it.
"It's really based on the people in your community," said Aaliyah Taylor, Wisconsin state coordinator of Shopping Angels. "We match you with people in your neighborhoods close to you so there is nothing better than being supported by your community."
Shopping Angels looks to become an official non-profit organization in the near future and is asking for donations to the program, as well as looking for more volunteers in Western Wisconsin.
To find more information about how to request a delivery or volunteer, click/tap here.