Newspaper deliveryman has made 500 grocery runs for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic

  • 27 Jun - 03 Jul, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

Newspaper deliveryman Greg Dailey is going above and beyond to help his elderly neighbours who are nervous about buying groceries during the coronavirus pandemic. Over the last two months, Dailey has made 500 grocery runs and counting for senior citizens living near his home in East Windsor, New Jersey. The 50-year-old began making the trips when an 88-year-old customer asked him to throw her newspaper closer to her garage when he was making his delivery rounds. A few days later, Dailey realised that if the woman needed help retrieving a newspaper a few steps from her door, she was going to need more help if she needed to go to the market. Dailey then approached the woman with an offer to go shopping for her. After she accepted, the woman asked Dailey if he could also help a neighbour across the street. Realising the help that was needed, Dailey included a note in his newspapers that offered to pick up goods from the store for anyone who needed assistance – all free of charge. "My name is Greg Dailey and I deliver your newspaper every morning," the note read. "I would like to offer my services free of charge to anyone who needs groceries, household products, etc.," the note continued.