First Tech Federal Credit Union sponsored a week of grocery delivery costs for 233 homebound seniors and adults with disabilities from April 8th to April 12th through Store to Door’s Support-A-Week program.
Employees of First Tech also celebrated the week by volunteering to grocery shop for Store to Door clients, along with 60-75 other Portland-area volunteers.
“First Tech is a wonderful group of volunteers,” says Store to Door Community Relations Manager Amanda Olson. “They are very dependable and energetic, and they really believe in the mission. We love having them involved!”
Brittany O’Laughlin, a First Tech employee who has volunteered with Store to Door since 2015, says “I really enjoy working with Store to Door, because as an Order Taker I can give back to my community while keeping up with my hectic schedule. It’s essential to connect and show compassion for those in need and I’m able to do this and make a direct impact on my community every week. My clients are very appreciative of my time and the Store to Door service, which in turn is fulfilling and makes this an incredibly rewarding experience.”
“First Tech is proud to partner with Store to Door to support their mission of providing grocery delivery services to support independent living for seniors and people with disabilities,” said Emily Zeitman, Community Engagement Specialist at First Tech. “Our employees love volunteering with Store to Door and know that their time and effort is making a real difference for individuals in our communities.”
Other companies to date who have committed to sponsor a day or week of grocery deliveries this year include AWS Elemental and Nature’s Own. Store to Door’s program is made possible by a close partnership with Fred Meyer.