Groceries to Go
March 23, 2020
Fall River Mills – With the recent restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, Mayers Memorial Hospital District (MMHD) has set up a free service to help meet the needs of our community’s over 65 and immune compromised population. “Groceries to Go” is a program in which MMHD has partnered with Ray’s Market to do shopping and delivery of grocery items.
“It is vitally important that our community follows the Shelter in Place order from our Governor in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19 in our state.” Said Louis Ward, CEO of MMHD. With that said, MMHD realizes that there are some members of our community that cannot and should not get out to get essential grocery items.
Groceries to Go is a program in which a person can call in a grocery list and a MMHD employee will do their shopping for them at Ray’s Market in Fall River area and Safeway in Burney area and then deliver the items to their home. The customer will then be able to pay by check made payable to Ray’s Market. This is a FREE service from MMHD.
How does it work? If you are over 65 or have a health condition that prevents you from getting essential items, simply call (530)336-6880 and place your order. There will be an option to leave a message for a call back if there is no answer at the time. The service is open to community members within our hospital district boundaries. Shopping and delivery service will be available Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00 pm. There will be an online ordering process on our website this week.
Additionally, if you need a prescription from the Mayers Pharmacy, MMHD staff can pick that up for you too. The customer needs to have a payment method on file at the pharmacy.
MMHD strongly advises that in order to protect our community, all residents follow the shelter in place guidelines. Stay home except for the necessary essentials. For more information and updates see www.mayersmemorial.com.
In 1949 a Chamber of Commerce hospital committee was formed and began taking the first steps toward a visionary project -Ward Memorial Hospital. The Chamber's "Hospital Committee" compiled the costs of building a new hospital to present to taxpayers -the first hospital bond issue was defeated in 1950. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After one private hospital discontinued practice due to inadequate facilities, leaving only one that could handle just 23 patients, the need for a county hospital was again fronted to the citizens in 1953. With the support of local doctors, civic groups and women's clubs, a bond election was called in March of 1954. In June of 1954 the voters voted six-to-one in favor of a county hospital.