CoAM – Cooperative Adult Ministry

Grocery Shopping Transportation TRUST provides trained drivers to take people grocery shopping one day a week.

Barb Bittman, center, grocery van driver, and clients ready to check out

To qualify, riders must be:

  • At least 60 years old or with a disability
  • Able to shop independently (though assistance is provided in carrying the groceries to the shopper’s door)
  • A resident of CoAM Grocery Service area in south Minneapolis  (This area is bounded by 35W on the west, the Mississippi River on the east, Franklin Avenue on the north, and Hwy 62 – Crosstown – on the south.)

Shopping time is approximately one hour. Donations of $5 per round trip to defray costs are appreciated, but not mandatory. Phone: 612-721-5786

Susanna is 89 and lives alone. Eight years ago a neighbor told her about the Grocery Transportation program.
She says, “I don’t know what I would have done without the program.
There are two additional benefits – getting me out of the house and getting to know people.”

Health Ministry – Each October, Nokomis Healthy Seniors and TRUST sponsor an annual health fair. Various senior organizations feature display tables with representatives present to answer questions. MVNA/Hennepin Healthcare provides flu and pneumonia immunizations. Blood pressure checks are also available.