Deliver Groceries for Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services!

By Somerville Cambridge Elder Services

Seeking volunteers to deliver groceries to neighbors in Somerville and Cambridge on the first Tuesday morning of each month!

Man wearing surgical mask bends to lift box full of groceries.
This is an ongoing program.
Tuesday. Morning.

First Tuesday of each month, 8 am to noon; deliveries take about 2.5 to 3 hours

Ages: 18 and Adults.


  • Volunteer application
  • CORI background check
  • COVID-19 vaccination and 1st booster
  • RMV check for volunteers who drive regularly
Request assistance


Lindsey Smilack, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Programs
(857) 997-8445

Email or copy and paste this application link into your browser:

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing



  • In-person only.

Center for Arts at the Armory

191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
United States

Drivers depart from the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville and make deliveries to routes in Cambridge and Somerville.

Center for Arts at the Armory has a ramp at the entrance and we use the first floor event hall, but many of the delivery locations may have stairs.

Additional information

  • The Greater Boston Food bank provides our Commodity Supplemental Food Program groceries.
  • Volunteers drive their own car to delivery heavy grocery boxes in Cambridge and Somerville.
  • Shelf-stable grocery boxes weigh about 28 lb.s each, plus the Greater Boston Food Bank adds 2 fresh fruit and veg items.
  • Delivery shifts depart between 8:30 am and 9:30 am.
  • Drivers may collaborate with a runner to help make deliveries.
  • Not recommended for people with a history of back pain or with restrictions on lifting.
  • This is a US Department of Agriculture program
  • We need your help to bring these staple food items to older adults in our community!

Program continues to run during February vacation and April vacation.

CSFP Flyer.pdf