STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Teen expands free grocery delivery service to Eugene seniors

PDX Concierge now operates in Eugene, Portland, Beaverton, Clackamas, Bend, Salem and Tigard.

Posted: Jun 17, 2020 10:33 AM
Updated: Jun 18, 2020 3:53 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A teenager in Portland is on a mission to help seniors in need across Oregon, and his services are coming to Eugene. 

Neel Jain, a 16-year-old student at Westview High School in Portland, began doing grocery runs for his grandma, who has asthma, back in April. 

Jain said he realized the need for such a service was greater than just his family. 

"I noticed how there may be many other elderly people who maybe don’t have the family for support," Jain said. 

He then enlisted volunteers and formed PDX Concierge, a group of teens who "help the seniors and immunocompromised who are at risk of leaving their homes to get groceries."

PDX Concierge now operates in Eugene, Portland, Beaverton, Clackamas, Bend, Salem and Tigard. Since its inception, Jain and volunteers have made more than 60 deliveries to those in need. 

“I had some extra time now that school is closed, so I could maybe help some of these folks in my community that need help with grocery shopping," Jain said. 

The service is free and Jain said it's not just about the groceries. He said volunteers also offer companionship for the elderly who may feel isolated during this time. 

Find out how to volunteer or order groceries on the PDX Concierge website.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 20224

Reported Deaths: 339
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah465393
Washington294324
Marion278968
Umatilla216726
Clackamas148438
Malheur73412
Deschutes5678
Lane5523
Jackson4371
Yamhill41312
Lincoln4119
Union3922
Jefferson3413
Morrow3293
Polk30112
Linn26510
Klamath2001
Hood River1780
Wasco1783
Benton1616
Douglas1451
Josephine1102
Columbia900
Coos900
Clatsop830
Crook431
Baker370
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Sherman150
Curry140
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant30
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Few Clouds
78° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 78°
Corvallis
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 76°
Roseburg
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 78°
North Bend
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 68°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events