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Aid for Friends is now known as Caring for Friends

“Charity is never lost; it may meet with ingratitude…yet it ever does a work of beauty and grace upon the heart of the giver.”

—Conyers Middleton

How to volunteer during COVID-19

Caring for Friends™ remains committed to providing its continuity of services to our neighbors during the global COVID-19 pandemic. For those who benefit from Caring for Friends’ meal distribution, we will continue to provide meals to thousands of older community members across the five counties of Greater Philadelphia. It is vital for homebound and medically compromised adults to stay nourished at this time. 

We ask all of our volunteer visitors to adhere to CDC COVID-19 guidelines and to adopt “contact free” drop-off of meals at your seniors friends’ door. We want to keep helping people with minimal contact. We also encourage phone calls, to check in on our senior client friends. Meal preparation continues and we welcome donations of food. However, we are aligning with local, state and federal guidelines to stop group cooking events and prefer “contact free” meal drop off. 

We continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed.

For ways you can help, visit our volunteer site here.

Caring for Friends™, formerly known as Aid for Friends, welcomes your involvement and offers a variety of ways for you to support our mission. Whether you want to deliver meals, be a companion to an elderly person, cook meals for the homebound, or explore a corporate volunteer opportunity, we can always use assistance.

Even if you have just a few hours available, Caring for Friends can use your help. We are always in need of drivers to help with senior meal delivery, as well as volunteers to make regular phone calls to the homebound.

Learn about the different ways you can help Caring for Friends:

Visiting with a client friend
Other opportunities

Your generous offers of time, compassion, and resources can make a huge impact on people in need. Thanks in advance for your help!

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