TORONTO — Mohamad Fakih, founder and owner of Paramount Fine Foods, has partnered with GroceryHero to provide free grocery delivery to frontline medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GroceryHero is a completely volunteer-driven service offering free grocery delivery for frontline medical workers. 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.
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.
“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, co-founder, GroceryHero. “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,”
“Canada’s frontline medical workers are the true heroes during this pandemic,” says Fakih. “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.”