The new City of Brampton Senior Task Force is supporting seniors by assigning volunteers to help assist with groceries.
There are several options available on how to receive support:
Visiting a store in person
Several grocery stores have special shopping hours for seniors, usually about an hour earlier than the general public hours. Here is a list of grocery stores (PDF document) that have special hours for seniors. Be sure to limit your trips to a maximum of once a week or even better, once every 10 days.
Placing an online order
You or a trusted family member can place an online order with grocery stores that offer this option. Here is a list of grocery stores in Brampton offering this service.
- Grocery Gateway by Longo’s: https://www.grocerygateway.com/store/groceryGateway/en/
- Online Grocery Metro: https://www.metro.ca/en/online-grocery
- Wal-Mart: https://www.walmart.ca/en/online-grocery-shopping-pickup
- The Real Canadian Superstore: https://delivery.realcanadiansuperstore.ca
- M&M: https://www.mmfoodmarket.com/en/clickcollect
- Instacart App: Have your groceries delivered to you on-demand: instacart.ca
If you don’t have anyone to help pick up and drop off items, please call 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before your scheduled pickup time.
A volunteer will be in touch with you and help arrange to pick up items and drop them off at your home through a non-contact delivery model. Please let them know of your order details, including reference number, store location, and pickup time.
For no payment card or no support available
The city has a payment plan available if a senior can not afford groceries. Someone in need of this service should call 311 or email email@example.com and give them a list of needed items. The city will be able to order and pay for your groceries on your behalf. Once the items have been delivered to you by a city volunteer, you will be mailed an invoice from the city.
- A City of Brampton volunteer will contact you. Place your order 24-48 hours in advance because the city has internal processes in place to authorize the payment it makes on your behalf. For long weekends, place your order at least a week in advance.
- A volunteer will contact you for pick up and delivery dates and time. The volunteer will drop off the items at your home through a non-contact delivery model.
- An invoice will be sent to residents for grocery orders through mail, payable upon receipt. Invoices can be paid by cheque or credit card prior to the due date.
Seniors who cannot financially afford these basic items or do not have a credit card can contact the Social Support Task Force at 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.