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Teens organize to help deliver groceries for seniors in Roseburg

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High schoolers bring grocery delivery service to Roseburg during pandemic (SBG)

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A teenage-run grocery delivery program is heading to Roseburg.

PDX Concierge is an organization that delivers groceries to the elderly, immunocompromised, and first-responders. It was started by a high school student who wanted to help his grandma who has asthma.

"So it started with me just delivering groceries to her, and then I realized that there's a need for this outside of just my grandma," said Neel Jain, the founder. "So I had extra time with school being closed, and just wanted to help out people in my community."

What started in Portland, is expanding throughout the state, and now they're coming to Douglas County.

"I know that it's been kind of hard for a lot of people to be able to get their groceries and as a teenager, I'm able and willing to get them what they need," said Jane Harvey, a Roseburg volunteer.

Jane Harvey is a senior at Roseburg high school. She was visiting her grandparents when she found out about the program. It made her want to start a Roseburg chapter.

"I called almost everybody on my contacts list who I thought would be willing, and quite of few of my friends thought that it was a really cool opportunity and wanted to help in any way that they could."

It's really easy to take advantage of the program. It starts by visiting their website, pdxdeliver.com, and filling out a form, sending an email, or calling them directly. And if you want to volunteer, you can find all the information you need there as well.

Once you make a request, they’ll send a volunteer to get the groceries within a day or two.

You can pay with cash, check, or online. They leave everything at your doorstep with the receipt.

There is no fee for the delivery and no tips are required.

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