SHAMOKIN — Shamokin Councilman and Public Safety Director Scott Roughton and other members of Shamokin Fire Bureau are volunteering their time to assist disabled veterans and senior citizens and people 60 years of age or older who are unable to shop for groceries by delivering them to their homes.

Deliveries will start tomorrow.

Roughton said essential items such as eggs, bread, milk, toiletries and vegetables will be picked up by the volunteers and delivered to people who must call administrative accountant Doreen Annis at Shamokin City Hall at 570-644-0876, ext. 2. Residents needing assistance are requested to leave a message for a return call with their name, address and telephone number.

Volunteers will then be given the contact information so they can pick up the groceries and make deliveries. Citizens must pay cash upon delivery and will receive a receipt.

Roughton said the volunteer service will continue as long as restrictions remain in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said, "Some people are scared right now to go out for groceries and some others just can't because of their disabilities. I just hope people take advantage of this volunteer service fire bureau members are offering."

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