Hunger Task Force partners with DoorDash, United Way to deliver food boxes to homebound seniors
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Hunger Task Force is hosting an event Monday, August 9, in partnership with DoorDash and United Way, to deliver food to hungry, homebound seniors throughout the Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County communities.
On Monday, a group of DoorDash delivery drivers will stop at Hunger Task Force’s new warehouse to pick up 84 Stockboxes for delivery.
Drivers are expected to deliver between one and 10 boxes each to seniors living within a 10-mile radius from Hunger Task Force.
The pilot program provides a free Stockbox to homebound, income-eligible seniors.
Deliveries for Stockbox DoorDash kicked off August 2 and run through December 2021.
Hunger Task Force says that nearly 300 seniors are currently enrolled in Stockbox DoorDash, though the pilot program has capacity for up to 2,000.
Officials say that eligible seniors must receive a monthly income of less than $1,396 for an individual and live in one of 26 Milwaukee County ZIP codes.
Stockbox is a free box of food for seniors age 60+ to receive on a monthly basis.
Traditionally, Stockbox is distributed at senior dining sites and senior housing complexes, but under the new program with the Hunger Task Force and United Way, Stockbox will be allowed for homebound seniors or those seniors who do not live near a traditional pick-up site.
The program's box includes cereal, milk, canned fruits and vegetables, rice or pasta, protein, fruit juice, canned meats and two pounds of Wisconsin cheese.
Signup for the program is available at www.HungerTaskForce.org/stockbox-doordash.